Participants in fun run organized by AOC unaware their registration fee was going toward her campaign

A fool and his money…

From Daily Mail: Runners who took part in an event organised by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez didn’t know they were donating to her campaign.

The New York Democrat, 29, held a 5k run in Queens on Saturday that she described as ‘a Family Fun Run supporting U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.’

But many of the 400 runners didn’t realize their $30 registration fees were going directly into the lawmaker’s campaign funds, the New York Post reported.

‘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.

Supporters jogged through Astoria Park alongside a AOC, who walked the route and 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. ‘I think it’s really for this particular New Green Deal,’ said Brian Schwartz of Long Island. ‘No question.’

Another woman claimed: ‘It’s to help the environment. To support the Green New Deal. It’s a good cause.’

A notice on AOC’s Facebook page claiming that the run would support ‘U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez & the Green New Deal’ added to the confusion.

However full disclosure was made in the fine print, which participants may have been unaware of. ‘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 confirmed that the event was in fact a campaign fundraiser.

198 runners came from the Bronx and from Queens neighborhoods within the 14th congressional district at Saturday’s run. The remaining 200 came from other areas. Children as young as three took part with a $20 fee to join the kids 1k. It is understood participants paid $11,000 in total.

Some participants felt told the New York Post they were felt they were taken in by the misleading advertising. ‘The site says it’s to benefit her environmental plan,’ said one supporter who would not give his name. ‘If it is going to go directly to her campaign they should have said so.’

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Richard C Youghn
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Richard C Youghn

Her handlers needed some pocket change.

William
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William

‘It’s going to help raise awareness and educate people,’
Raise awareness of what exactly? That AOC and her minions are morons? That NYC is an enormous unsupervised psychiatric unit? Get your money back, we already know that

kjf
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kjf

Stupid is what stupid does.
Everything a poli does is for the campaign, i.e. thier wallet not some “cause”. Serves them right

William
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William

A happy-clappy “Family Fun Run”. Dear God…

Steven Broiles
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Here the Left is doing what they do best, and that is to mislead people, this time for a campaign contribution! It may have been legal, but it really wasn’t ethical. Yep.

TrailDust
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Shame on anyone who supports AOC.

the truth of god
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i bet a dollar to a big fat bag of donuts nothing will come of this. it doesn’t have to be this way. those useful idiots in NY will take it as they always do on their knees. i used to think maybe the mutant liberals in NY would wake from their coma but they never will. i think they like it

the truth of god
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when seconds count the cops are a cup of coffee and a lard donut away.

YouKnowWho
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YouKnowWho

why is anyone surprised that subterfuge by a libatard is a given? If they told you what they really want to do, their life would not be worth a plug nickle. on second thought they ARE NOT worth a plug nickle.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

There isn’t a day that goes by without something on her. She isn’t the brightest bulb but she is a scam artist. I think she’ll burn out pretty fast. She lacks the sophistication to carry out a longterm career of theft and skullduggery.

She gets pretty snappy when someone calls her on her antics too. Kellyanne Conway was on her the other day and it was funny to see. The little princess didn’t like it one bit.

Dr. Eowyn
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We have a term for the AOC fun-run participants: Useful idiots.

LoriQ
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LoriQ

and Low Information Voters (polite way of calling them dumb azzes)

Lophatt
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Lophatt

They were saying this morning that people were just smitten with her “good looks”. Maybe it’s former “Mr. Ed” watchers or something. Ed had more grace though.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

“Hey, I gave you $30 and all I got was this MAGA hat.

Hawkmoon
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Hawkmoon

The Justice Democrats who are fronted by a variety of communist non-Heritage Americans, is more than likely a Soros front. Dumb as a rock Cortez auditioned for the seat.

Hawkmoon
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Hawkmoon

The main question all of us should be asking besides the backgrounds of her handlers, is why is the america hating lying Bolshevik MSM giving her all this attention?

William
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William

Because the MSM consists of lying Bolshevik America-haters

Richard C Youghn
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Richard C Youghn

Question: how does running fight for anything?