Multiple vulnerable Democrats received surprise donations last week from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) to support their reelection campaigns against their wishes, Politico reports.
Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign wired $5,000 directly into the campaign accounts of several vulnerable Democrats after the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) provided wire transfer information and account numbers to her team. The DCCC and Ocasio-Cortez apparently did not check with the vulnerable Democrats who got the cash before giving out the wire transfer account information. Now several of those Democrats are giving the money back fearing that Ocasio-Cortez’s financial support could be more politically damaging to them than the money is worth.
Politico reported that “some swing-district Democrats fret over whether to return her money before the GOP can turn it into an attack ad.”
The report shows Democrat members are who received some of the contributions from Ocasio-Cortez are asking questions directly to the new DCCC chair, Rep. Sean Patrick