Ocasio-Cortez helps raise $50K in a few hours for House candidates

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOcasio-Cortez defends Dem lawmaker who said child migrant deaths were 'intentional' On The Money: Senate passes disaster aid bill after deal with Trump | Trump to offer B aid package for farmers | House votes to boost retirement savings | Study says new tariffs to double costs for consumers Murkowski celebrates birthday with electric scooter ride MORE (D-N.Y.) said she had helped raise $50,000 for three House lawmakers in a matter of hours as she and supporters sought to fuel support for her allies ahead of a Federal Election Commission (FEC) deadline.

"We are blowing through our FEC goal tonight — $50,000 — in just a few hours," Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter.

“All of it goes straight to [candidates] who stood strong for working people, climate, gun safety, immigrant youth &more,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “Thank YOU all for proving that a different politics is possible.”


The fundraiser was dedicated to Reps. Jahana HayesJahana HayesDems counter portrait of discord Ocasio-Cortez helps raise K in a few hours for House candidates How to stand out in the crowd: Kirsten Gillibrand needs to find her niche MORE (D-Conn.), Katie HillKatherine (Katie) Lauren HillLawmakers celebrate 100th anniversary of women getting the right to vote California lawmaker discusses personal experience with abortion Women's rights hashtags trend on Twitter following Alabama abortion law MORE (D-Calif.) and Mike Levin (D-Calif.). All three assumed office in January alongside Ocasio-Cortez.

Ocasio-Cortez singled out the three lawmakers as supporters of the Green New Deal climate change plan and Medicare for All.

Ocasio-Cortez has emerged as a powerhouse in her first few months in Congress, showing an ability unique for a freshman to get headlines, influence policy and raise attention.

Rep. Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyCarson invokes abortion in Twitter response to jab from Omar House Democrat slams Ben Carson over Oreo confusion: 'My questions were serious' WHIP LIST: Democrats who support an impeachment inquiry against President Trump MORE (D-Mass.), who, like Ocasio-Cortez, triumphed over a longtime incumbent in her 2018 primary before winning her seat, also joined the fundraising push.

“Putting our values into action in the fight to get big money out of politics means not taking any corporate PAC money and relying on individuals to stand with us. Appreciate the support!” Hill tweeted in a post thanking Ocasio-Cortez for the support.