Alexandria Ocasion-Cortez Tricks People Into Donating To Her Campaign With Green New Deal Fun Run

Well, give it up to AOC, who’s already perfected the old school shady way of raising money

Participants in AOC’s “fun run” didn’t know they were donating to her campaign

Her new deal is all about the green, alright.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez held a 5k in Queens Saturday that she billed as “a Family Fun Run supporting U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal on the Saturday following Earth Day.”

But many of the 400 runners didn’t realize their $30 registration fees were going directly into the lawmaker’s campaign coffers.

“We’re getting together for our own health, for our planet’s health … and to fight for the Green New Deal together,” the freshman Democrat told the participants before they set off.

Environmentally conscious supporters — who jogged through Astoria Park alongside a beaming, strolling AOC — believed their money was going to help save the planet.

“It’s going to help raise awareness and educate people,” a female runner told The Post.

Would this be the same Green New Deal which she not only hasn’t demanded a vote on in the House, but flipped out when Mitch McConnell decided to bring it up for a vote in the Senate, with almost all Democrats voting “present”? Yes, yes it would be.

A vaguely worded notices on AOC’s Facebook page — saying that the run would support “U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez & the Green New Deal” — worsened the confusion.

But the fine print on a third event-related website revealed the truth.

“Registration fees are contributions to AOC for Congress,” reads the legal disclosure on aoc5k.com, which lists the Federal Election Commission rules that donors must follow.

“It was a campaign fundraiser,” Ocasio-Cortez spokesman Corbin Trent said confirmed.

Even more fun, she had parents coughing up $20 per child to have their kid participate, which, whoops, is a violation of campaign finance rules for individuals, meaning the parents broke the law. Parents cannot contribute in their child’s name under the law.

The amount raised is a drop in the bucket for AOC, whose superstar status and combative Twitter feed vaulted her into the fundraising stratosphere in the first quarter of this year, when she raised $726,000 through online solicitations.

But only 4 percent of that total came from constituents in her own district.

At Saturday’s event, 198 runners came from the Bronx and from Queens neighborhoods within the 14th congressional district. The other 200 came from elsewhere.

So, wait, her district encompasses 744,000 people. There are 2.359 million people in Queens, and 1.471 million in the Bronx. And the best she could do was 198 from her area? Heck, just 200 more from elsewhere? Kinda like her campaign donations, most comes from far away.

I wonder if any reporter will ever ask her why she isn’t demanding a vote on the Green New Deal? She talks about it a lot, she yammers on friendly TV shows and events, but, what’s the point if it won’t be voted on?

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6 Responses to “Alexandria Ocasion-Cortez Tricks People Into Donating To Her Campaign With Green New Deal Fun Run”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Donald tRump has proven that campaign finance violations are OK.

    In fact, in The World According to tRump nothing is illegal or immoral anymore – except people!

    Campaign finance violations? OK!
    Getting campaign help from a foreign enemy? OK!
    Lying to the American people 10,000 times? OK!
    Using the Presidency to enrich oneself? OK!
    Cheating on your wife with a porn star? OK!
    Paying hush money to a porn star? OK!
    Cheating on taxes? OK!
    Laundering money? OK!

    And on and on and on…

    • formwiz says:

      None have been proven and none bear enough weight even for indictment.

      Campaign finance violations? OK!
      Getting campaign help from a foreign enemy? OK!
      Lying to the American people 10,000 times? OK!
      Using the Presidency to enrich oneself? OK

      Those all are Zippy’s crimes. Stormy herself insisted nothing happened.

      As for the last two, let’s see some proof. Hell, let’s see some evidence.

      Our little hassenpfeffer would have fit right in at Lubyanka.

  2. Kye says:

    Maybe you’d like to prove these allegations? You leftists always amuse me because another major point of America is we are all innocent until proven guilty, but you guys make everybody who disagrees with you guilty until proven innocent. Like little Nazi’s.

  3. Jl says:

    J can never prove his assertions, as we’ve seen.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      As soon as ‘president’ tRump is citizen tRump…

      Will you hit the streets to save him?

      • formwiz says:

        Oh, you’re coming after him? Former President Trump will have lots of protection, and, yeah, after the next election, I think it’s going to be inescapable how many people will stand by him.

        Who’re you going to run? Gropin’ Joe? Kamala bed wif me? Spartacus? Pancho Vanilla? Buttpeg?

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