WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has been in the middle of a controversy that includes House Democratic leadership and President Donald Trump, raised $1.2 million for her re-election in the second quarter, an impressive haul for a freshman lawmaker.
The bulk of Ocasio-Cortez’s fundraising came in donations of less than $200 – an indication that she is successfully raising money online from grassroots supporters.
End - June - Congresswoman - Cash - Disclosures
At the end of June, the Democratic congresswoman had $1.4 million in cash, according to disclosures her re-election campaign filed on Monday. The total was a sharp uptick for Ocasio-Cortez, who raised $2.1 million for her entire first election campaign.
Her fundraising haul leaves her well positioned ahead of when she is likely to run for re-election in 2020. U.S. House members serve two-year terms.
Comparison - Hakeem - Jefferies - Head - House
By comparison, Hakeem Jefferies, the head of the House Democratic caucus, raised about $845,000 for his re-election bid in the same period. House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, a Republican who is one of the chamber’s...
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