Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accepted a $2,700 donation from billionaire Tom Steyer

Mail Online | 8/29/2018 | Valerie Edwards For Dailymail.com
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been critical of fellow Democrats being funded by billionaires, but she reportedly failed to mention that she once accepted a donation from 2020 presidential hopeful and billionaire, Tom Steyer.

According to OpenSecrets.org, Steyer, who has donated to numerous PACs and Democratic candidates, sent a donation in the amount of $2,700 to the 30-year-old's campaign on August 29, 2018.

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The revelation comes just days after she and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders called out Mayor Pete Buttigeig for holding fancy fundraisers with rich donors during a Venice Beach rally.

Buttigieg, who is also a 2020 presidential hopeful, held a fundraiser in Napa Valley that cost $900 to attend.

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'We don't go to rich people's wine caves,' Sanders, who has been endorsed by Ocasio-Cortez, told a crowd of thousands gathered between the Venice Beach boardwalk and the Pacific Ocean on Saturday.

Buttigieg was also slammed by Sen Elizabeth Warren, another Democratic presidential candidate, over his fundraising efforts during last week's debate.

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'The mayor just recently had a fundraiser that was held in a wine cave full of crystals and served $900-a-bottle wine — think about who comes to that,' Warren stated, referencing the Napa Valley fundraiser held on December 15.

'We made the decision many years ago that rich people in smoke-filled rooms would not pick the next president of the United States. Billionaires in wine caves should not pick the next president of the United States,' Warren argued.

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The mayor then responded by pointing out that Warren is a multi-millionaire. 'According to Forbes magazine, I am literally the only person on this stage who is not a millionaire or a billionaire,' he said. 'This is important — this is the problem with issuing purity tests you cannot yourself pass.'

During Sanders' rally, Ocasio-Cortez took the opportunity to use Buttigieg's words against him, saying: 'For anyone...
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