One of the hardest things in the world to do is to get Democrat6s to turn down campaign contributions yet this week three of them did.
It’s not that they didn’t want the money it’s because they did not want to be associated with the donor. And who was that donor? AOC. The three Democrats, Reps. Carolyn Bourdeaux, D-Ga., Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., and Conor Lamb, D-Penn – have all declined the money are committed themselves to return it.
It’s not hard to figure out why. By the time the 2022 midterms roll around, voters will be upset with their socialistic policies and any candidate that wants to not be smeared by the socialist tag cannot accept money from AOC.
Recently, a nonpartisan group from Vanderbilt University and the University of Virginia ranked members of the house for effectiveness. AOC ranked 230th among the 240 Democrats in the House.
All three Democrats who rejected the donations are in vulnerable House swing districts and they are all considered to be endangered in 2020. Normally threatened reps will scarf up every penny they can unless the donor is problematic and sometimes not even then.
AOC is on the endangered list herself as New York is expected to lose one or two seats and the rumor has been going around for two years that her seat will be one of the possible two seats the Democrats will abandon.
She would either have to run in a district with an incumbent Democrat or run for higher office. But, she has very little support outside of her district. But I am sure she will try something.
Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign reportedly received wire transfer information from DCCC staffers without the higher-ups’ approval. Typically, vulnerable members will swoop up any financial boost they can find, but this time the donations came unsolicited and with no warning.
Staff at the DCCC reportedly did not foresee the double-edged sword of tying the controversial congresswoman to the party’s most vulnerable members in the House.
DCCC spokesman Chris Hayden did not talk about the specifics of the payments with POLITICO, but called the money transfers a “miscommunication.”
“We appreciate Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s ongoing commitment to a Democratic majority,” said Hayden. “Due to a miscommunication, some transfers were made in error, but that has been addressed.”