Participants in a fun run organized by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez were unaware their registration fee was going towards her campaign.
The event on Saturday was billed as a family fun run supporting Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal’ but a spokesman later revealed it was a campaign fundraiser.
“The site says it’s to benefit her environmental plan,” said one supporter who would not give his name. “If it is going to go directly to her campaign they should have said so.”
— New York Post (@nypost) April 28, 2019
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez held a 5k in Queens Saturday that she billed as “a Family Fun Run supporting U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal on the Saturday following Earth Day.”
But many of the 400 runners didn’t realize their $30 registration fees were going directly into the lawmaker’s campaign coffers.
“We’re getting together for our own health, for our planet’s health … and to fight for the Green New Deal together,” the freshman Democrat told the participants before they set off.
Environmentally conscious supporters — who jogged through Astoria Park alongside a beaming, strolling AOC — believed their money was going to help save the planet.
“It’s going to help raise awareness and educate people,” a female runner told The Post.
“I think it’s really for this particular New Green Deal,” said Brian Schwartz of Long Island. “No question.” More
The saddest part is that 99% of them don’t realize they were played for fools and the few who do realize it, will justify it by saying Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez didn’t mean to make it that hard to figure out it was a donation directly to her campaign.
Who would have guessed she’s a hustler? https://t.co/b9fT10sbGm
— Alicia F. Luke (@AliciaFixLuke) April 28, 2019
Another bait and switch. One of the oldest tricks in the Socialist hand book. Thanks AOC. The next trick is the Green New Deal switched to Bankrupt USA. Then Medicaid for all switch to after age 68 no treatment. Free stuff cost to much.
— Dr.moewill (@Docmoewill) April 28, 2019
Imagine that! This is all a big popularity show for @AOC that’s pushing a leftist political agenda. If @RepAOC was truly concerned about the people’s issues, she would do a lot more homework (e.g. about #socialism), before opening her foot-shaped mouth. #PhoneyBaloney
— Mark J. Cain ن (@cainmarkj) April 28, 2019
AOC has learned fast on how to HOODWINK the people. PERFECT Swamp dweller tactic…
— Victoria Cooper (@Victori52049631) April 28, 2019