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House Republicans pressuring Democrats to return donations from Ocasio-Cortez

House Republicans' campaign arm on Monday launched a website calling on a number of vulnerable House Democrats to return campaign donations from progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezThe Memo: What now for anti-Trump Republicans? Ocasio-Cortez on Taylor Greene: 'These are the kinds of people that I threw out of bars all the time' Biden faces pressure from all sides on Israel MORE (D-N.Y.). 

The website, dubbed "Socialist Give Back," comes after Politico reported last week that Ocasio-Cortez donated $5,000 to a number of House Democrats. The National Republican Congressional Committee highlighted the Democrats who have returned the donations, including Rep. Chris PappasChristopher (Chris) Charles PappasHouse Democrats hit Republicans on mobile billboard at GOP retreat House votes to extend ban on fentanyl-like substances House Republicans pressuring Democrats to return donations from Ocasio-Cortez MORE (D).

Ocasio-Cortez's Courage to Change PAC donated to the New Hampshire Democrat on March 29, but Pappas's campaign returned the funds, citing a clerical error.

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Other House Democrats who returned the campaign cash include Reps. Conor Lamb (D-Penn.), Elissa SlotkinElissa Slotkin House Republicans pressuring Democrats to return donations from Ocasio-Cortez Democrats move smaller immigration bills while eyeing broad overhaul On The Money: Biden celebrates relief bill with Democratic leaders | Democrats debate fast-track for infrastructure package MORE (D-Mich.), Carolyn Bourdeaux (D-Ga.), and Ron KindRonald (Ron) James KindHouse Democrats hit Republicans on mobile billboard at GOP retreat House Republicans pressuring Democrats to return donations from Ocasio-Cortez Race debate grips Congress MORE (D-Wis.).

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee spokesman Chris Hayden told Politico last month that the campaign arm was appreciative of Ocasio-Cortez's efforts, adding "due to a miscommunication, some transfers were made in error, but that has been addressed.”

Ocasio-Cortez has become the face of progressive Democrats and a fierce critic of Republicans. She has also sparred a number of times with more moderate Democrats. 

The development comes less than a week after the Federal Election Commission's first-quarter deadlines, which saw record fundraising numbers from House Democrats and Republicans.