House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is surely in shock after a recently released report shows that she’s been replaced as the top-earning House Democrat by none other than freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).
Ocasio-Cortez’s third-quarter fundraising haul is seen as unprecedented, surpassing longtime fundraising leaders Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff (D-CA) with a staggering total of $1.42 million.
However, Pelosi’s earnings are not far behind the New York representative’s, with $1.145 million in her re-election campaign coffers. Adam Schiff falls into third place at $1.26 million.
Pelosi and Ocasio-Cortez have maintained a frosty public relationship, despite their common goals of unseating Donald Trump and increasing government overreach.
The most recent spat between the two congresswomen happened in July, when Pelosi dismissed the media influence of Ocasio-Cortez and her “squad” by saying “all these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world, but they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.”
Ocasio-Cortez did not take kindly to Pelosi’s dismissal, and fired back, “that public ‘whatever’ is called public sentiment, and wielding the power to shift it is how we actually achieve meaningful change in this country.”
It seems that Ocasio-Cortez’s strategy is working because it does appear as though her platform has successfully shifted fundraising dollars from the Democrat establishment to the new class of progressive representatives.
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