- New York Representative Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez is holding back $250,000 in dues she owes the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
- AOC says she won’t pay up because she doesn’t see why she should give ‘to an organization that has clearly told people like me that we’re not welcome’
- The dues, paid from her campaign fundraising, are earmarked to help keep the Democratic House majority
- The 30-year-old was referring to a policy that she says ‘blacklists’ vendors working with insurgent primary challengers like herself
New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she won’t pay $250,000 she owes in dues to the Democrats – money which is put toward the effort to keep the party’s majority in the House.
The 30-year-old firebrand, who is the youngest person ever elected to Congress, balked at contributing her share of fundraising to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
At issue for AOC, as she is referred to, is a policy that she says ‘blacklists’ vendors working with insurgent primary challengers like herself.