Guess which Democrat House member was the most successful fundraiser of them all in the third quarter?
Based on the title of this blog, I have a feeling you already know the answer. But, just in case, we have this – excerpted from Sam Dorman’s article at foxnews.com:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., pulled in what is being described as an unprecedented fundraising haul in the third quarter of this year, outraising top Democrats in the House of Representatives as party leaders move forward with a controversial impeachment inquiry.
With $1.42 million in the bank, the progressive star raised more for her re-election campaign than any other House Democrat, with the vast majority ($1.1 million) of individual donations totaling less than $200.
Even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., fell behind the freshman congresswoman, the New York Post reported Tuesday.
How did that happen? How did a young, first-term congressperson push past every one of the 240 other House Democrats?
Could it have something to do with our media promoting, even celebrating, everything Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said and everything she proposed, no matter how wacky, for months and months?
Whatever the reasons, this is what Democrats now have to contend with: Ocasio-Cortez – and, of course, the rest of her “squad”, including the anti-Semitic tandem of ilhan omar and rashida tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley (who, I have a feeling, is not as happy about being associated with the other three as she might once have been).
Here’s an interesting question for you: what happens if a comparatively moderate Democrat is next year’s Democrat presidential nominee? How will that person deal with the disconnect between similarly the moderate voters she/he needs to win a national election, and voters politically committed to the wild-and-woolly-leftward “squad”, led by Ms. Ocasio-Cortez?
And here’s another: what if the nominee is someone more in sympathy with Ms. Ocasio-Cortez and the “squad”? Will that candidate’s promise of a hard-left administration be salable to those moderate voters? How will it affect moderate Democrat incumbents trying to get re-elected; will they support or distance themselves from the national ticket?
Get ready. 2020 is going to be quite an election year.