Dick Gephardt: Media, GOP Focusing Too Much on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Dick Gephardt: Media, GOP Focusing Too Much on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

"Yes", Carlson said. "She says things nobody else will say, but she's also really arrogant". The National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) filed the complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on Monday.

Chakrabarti's campaigns raised $3.3 million and diverted more than $1 million to his companies, the Washington Examiner reported.

The Justice Democrats PAC along with Brand New Congress PAC, a group also co-founded by Chakrabarti and Trent, funneled more than $1 million in campaign contributions to entities established by Chakrabarti, according to a complaint filed to the FEC this week by the National Legal and Policy Center that lists Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti as respondents.

He helped found both Brand New Congress PAC and Justice Democrats, with the goal of bringing new and progressive members like Ocasio-Cortez, a self-described Democratic socialist, to Congress.

'None of that makes any sense, ' former FEC lawyer Adav Noti of the Campaign Legal Center told the publication. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) discussed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D-NY) behavior and comments that ultimately resulted in Amazon pulling out of a deal that would have put their second headquarters in New York City. From that point, Trent was given an additional $7,805 from Ocasio-Cortez's campaign, $855 of which was a payroll bonus. The company, then called Brand New Campaign LLC, was set up to provide all-in-one campaign services to candidates without political background. "I grew up even with these bad-faith attacks on Hillary Clinton", she said. They were not working for me and they are two separate entities here.' She added: 'This is the difference between an LLC and a PAC'.

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The NLPC claims Chakrabarti owns and operates Brand New Congress LLC, which they say spent the funds to support the campaigns of 10 or more congressional candidates. The Act requires that all expenditures of $200 or more to be disclosed to the FEC, and their goal identified.

They also alleged that it served as a "cutout" for money raised from the Ocasio-Cortez's campaign and the two PACs. So we created Brand New Congress as a PAC.

"Ocasio-Cortez was recruited to run by Justice Democrats in early 2017 and was trained at weekend "boot camps" in the fundamentals of electoral campaigning and progressive policy", the group stated in a November 6 release, boasting about her victory.

Chakrabarti described the LLC's political objective as "a single unified presidential-style campaign" for some 400 Democratic candidates.

The complaint argues that the arrangement was illegal and skirted a $5,000 PAC contribution requirement.

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