Top House Dem repeatedly dodges question whether Ocasio-Cortez good for the party

Top House Dem repeatedly dodges question whether Ocasio-Cortez good for the party
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[Ed. – All congressional Democrats will be learning the answer to that question later this year.]

The chairwoman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee avoided directly answering whether or not Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) was good for the party during a Sunday morning CNN interview.

Ocasio-Cortez, who has significant fundraising ability, has declined to pay $250,000 in DCCC dues, instead choosing to directly fund progressive candidates—some of whom are challenging incumbent Democrats in primaries.

“Is she good for the Democratic caucus in the House?” CNN’s Victor Blackwell asked DCCC chair Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.).

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“Look, she has a lot of followers,” Bustos replied. “I have respect for her. She brings a new voice to Congress.”

Blackwell cut her off, saying he is low on time, and repeated the question.

“Is she good for the caucus?” Blackwell again asked.

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