The joke was on supporters of AOC who thought they were attending her “fun run” event to support the “Green New Deal.”
Many of them were duped and had no clue they were actually donating to her campaign instead.
— Brian D Davis (@BrianDDavis5) April 27, 2019
@AOC “raised $726,000 through online solicitations, but only 4% of that total came from constituents in her own district.” Then her “Fun Run” couches entry fees, which in reality were campaign donations, many made by children. Children. Really? #DemocratsAreCorrupt pic.twitter.com/ySTUsARGl4
— NikkiSwift (@Ogre79286648) April 28, 2019
AOC was busted on camera with the charade and practically “ran away” refusing to answer any questions.
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.
— New York Post (@nypost) April 28, 2019
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.”
“It’s to help the environment. To support the Green New Deal,” another woman said. “It’s a good cause.”
A vaguely worded notices on AOC’s Facebook page — saying that the run would support “U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez & the Green New Deal” — worsened the confusion.
But the fine print on a third event-related website revealed the truth.
“Registration fees are contributions to AOC for Congress,” reads the legal disclosure on aoc5k.com, which lists the Federal Election Commission rules that donors must follow.