Ocasio-Cortez campaign gives Justice Democrats cronies’ firm a big pay day

Ocasio-Cortez campaign gives Justice Democrats cronies’ firm a big pay day
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Image: Comedy Central video screen grab)

[Ed. – Funny Money, on the model of the Obama administration and the Obama campaign organizations, seems to be turning into AOC’s Indian name.]

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D., N.Y.) campaign committee dished out more than $200,000 during the third quarter to Middle Seat Consulting, a firm established by a cofounder of Justice Democrats, the far-left group that propelled the freshman Democrat into office.

Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign hauled in $1.4 million in contributions and reported $924,349.64 in operating expenditures between July 1 and Sept. 30, its filings show. Middle Seat Consulting, a firm that “supports campaigns, organizations, and causes fighting for racial justice, climate action, immigrant rights, intersectional feminism, economic justice, and more,” was paid $210,364.37 by the freshman representative’s committee during this time for email fundraising, digital ad commission, list rentals, and strategy. The disbursements are a major increase from the combined $89,000 it gave to Middle Seat during the first and second quarters. Ocasio-Cortez’s committee has now cut the group checks totaling $300,000 this year. Middle Seat is the campaign’s highest paid vendor. …

The Justice Democrats PAC has been labeled a “slush fund” by watchdogs for the lucrative payments it made to companies established by Chakrabarti.

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