Ocasio-Cortez helps raise $50K in a few hours for House candidates

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezAttorney says 75-year-old man shoved by Buffalo police suffered brain injury How language is bringing down Donald Trump Highest-circulation Kentucky newspaper endorses Charles Booker in Senate race MORE (D-N.Y.) said she had helped raise $50,000 for three House lawmakers in a matter of hours as she and supporters sought to fuel support for her allies ahead of a Federal Election Commission (FEC) deadline.

“We are blowing through our FEC goal tonight — $50,000 — in just a few hours,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter.

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“All of it goes straight to [candidates] who stood strong for working people, climate, gun safety, immigrant youth &more,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “Thank YOU all for proving that a different politics is possible.”

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The fundraiser was dedicated to Reps. Jahana HayesJahana HayesGun control group rolls out House endorsements Human Rights Campaign rolls out congressional endorsements on Equality Act anniversary Lawmakers with first-hand experience using food stamps call on Trump not to cut program MORE (D-Conn.), Katie HillKatherine (Katie) Lauren HillThe Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by The American Investment Council – Trump takes his ‘ready to reopen’ mantra on the road The Hill’s Campaign Report: Democrat concedes in California House race Republican flips House seat in California special election MORE (D-Calif.) and Mike Levin (D-Calif.). All three assumed office in January alongside Ocasio-Cortez.

Ocasio-Cortez singled out the three lawmakers as supporters of the Green New Deal climate change plan and Medicare for All.

Ocasio-Cortez has emerged as a powerhouse in her first few months in Congress, showing an ability unique for a freshman to get headlines, influence policy and raise attention.

Rep. Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyHow language is bringing down Donald Trump Over 1,400 pro athletes, coaches call on Congress to back bill ending qualified immunity Biden’s right, we need policing reform now – the House should quickly take up his call to action MORE (D-Mass.), who, like Ocasio-Cortez, triumphed over a longtime incumbent in her 2018 primary before winning her seat, also joined the fundraising push.

“Putting our values into action in the fight to get big money out of politics means not taking any corporate PAC money and relying on individuals to stand with us. Appreciate the support!” Hill tweeted in a post thanking Ocasio-Cortez for the support.

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