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AOC targets fellow Democrat Sinema in fundraising email

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took aim at Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema in a fundraising email, accusing her fellow Democrat of putting “corporate lobbyists over people.”

The Monday night email from AOC’s campaign touted her third-quarter fundraising results, with the congresswoman saying, “Our campaign is proof that we can build powerful, grassroots movements to support and elect people to Congress free of dark money and corporate lobbyists.”

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The email also included a tweet from the New York progressive, who wrote, “You don’t have to put corporate lobbyists over people to legislate, fundraise, and win.”


The email went on to name Sinema as “just one example of many members of Congress who take massive donations from corporate and special interest groups.”

“Alexandria doesn’t spend hours calling corporate donors with deep pockets. Our fundraising numbers are proof to the old-guard in Washington that we do not have to prioritize corporate interests over real people in order to run campaigns and win,” the email read.

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Progressives have amped up a pressure campaign against Sinema for her opposition to portions of a massive social spending package that is being negotiated among congressional Democrats and the White House. She was recently confronted by activists in a Washington-area airport, as well as at Arizona State University, where she is a lecturer, when immigration activists filmed Sinema and her students in a bathroom.

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Tags: News, Kyrsten Sinema, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democratic Party, Fundraising, Congress, Budgets and Deficits, Lobbying

Original Author: Kate Scanlon

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