Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez often boasts about her “power” and how she’s the future of the Democratic Party.
But the New York socialist lawmaker just got rocked with bombshell news that could result in her only serving one term in office.
According to Federal Election Commission data reviewed by The Daily Caller, almost no one from Ocasio-Cortez’s district is donating to her re-election campaign.
Over 99 percent of AOC’s reported contributors to her reelection campaign in the first half of 2019 came from people who do not live in her congressional district.
Just 10 individuals living in her district in the first half of 2019.
Here’s more from The DC:
The average freshman representative’s reelection campaign received $107,141.29 in itemized contributions from their constituents in the first half of 2019, FEC filings the DCNF analyzed show. Ocasio-Cortez’s reported in-district fundraising haul of $1,525.50 was just 1.4% of that average.
The Ocasio-Cortez campaign didn’t respond to multiple requests for comment seeking additional information regarding how many of her unitemized contributions came from her constituents.
However, Ocasio-Cortez holds a significant lead over the freshman class in the amount of small-dollar contributions she’s received. Just 17% of Ocasio-Cortez’s individual contributions were from big-dollar donors who gave over $200 to her campaign in the first half of 2019. The median freshman representative received nearly 89% of their individual contributions from big-dollar donors.
Ocasio-Cortez’s apparent lackluster fundraising performance from her constituents lends credibility to a poll conducted by a conservative PAC in May. It found that only 20% of households in the representative’s district held a favorable opinion of her.
If her own constituents aren’t donating to AOC, that’s a big problem because it may result in many not voting for her reelection.
As crazy as it may seem, this isn’t the only bombshell news that could result in Ocasio-Cortez only serving one term in office.
Several members of AOC’s staff are abandoning ship and getting out while they still can — including two top officials who played a big role in helping her get elected last fall.
Her chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti and her communications director, Corbin Trent, are both resigning to “pursue other opportunities.”
While the liberal media is brushing this off as no big deal, Chakrabarti’s departure may not be a coincidence.
In recent months, AOC and Chakrabarti have found themselves in legal trouble for violating ethics rules.
On top of that, Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti “could be facing jail time” if their control over Justice Democrats, a far-left PAC, was intentionally hidden.
Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti “obtained majority control of Justice Democrats PAC in December 2017, according to archived copies of the group’s website, and the two appear to retain their control of the group.”
Former FEC commissioner Hans von Spakovsky said back in April that if Ocasio-Cortez and her chief of staff intentionally tried to hide the information, they could go to jail.
“If the facts as alleged are true, and a candidate had control over a PAC that was working to get that candidate elected, then that candidate is potentially in very big trouble and may have engaged in multiple violations of federal campaign finance law, including receiving excessive contributions,” he said.
Brad Smith, another former FEC commissioner, echoed a similar message, saying that if “a complaint were filed, I would think it would trigger a serious investigation,” adding that both Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti “could be facing jail time.”
“At minimum, there’s a lot of smoke there, and if there are really only three board members and she and [Chakrabarti] are two of them, sure looks like you can see the blaze. I don’t really see any way out of it,” Smith said.
Around that same time, it was also reported that Chakrabarti allegedly funneled over $1 million in political contributions to his private business.
With all of this considered, it’s not surprising that Chakrabarti abruptly resigned.
And AOC’s political future could be in serious jeopardy.