Wednesday, December 06, 2023
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), now in her third term, had not yet won her first election when someone claiming to be from AIPAC reached out to her campaign. But Ocasio-Cortez saw AIPAC as one of the special interests whose influence she had run to diminish. And by that time, she was already on her way to being an online fundraising powerhouse, thanks to her grassroots appeal. Saikat Chakrabarti, who would become the lawmaker's chief of staff, likewise confirmed his memory of when Trent brought it up.
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