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Fox News By Perry Chiaramonte 2/27/2019

A Republican group filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday alleging that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's campaign may have illegally funneled thousands of dollars through an allied PAC to boyfriend Riley Roberts.

Members of the Washington, D.C.-based Coolidge Reagan Foundation allege in their complaint that when the Brand New Congress PAC (BNC) -- a political arm of Brand New Congress LLC, a company that was hired by Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., to run and support her campaign -- paid Roberts for marketing services, it potentially ran afoul of campaign finance law.

OCASIO-CORTEZ-ALIGNED PAC PAID BOYFRIEND

“It’s not illegal for [Ocasio-Cortez] to pay her boyfriend, but it appears that they created some sort of scheme to avoid claiming the money [as a campaign expense],” Dan Backer, a D.C.-based attorney who filed the complaint on behalf of the foundation, told Fox News. “What exactly did he do for that money?”

It was first reported last week that the Brand New Congress PAC paid Roberts during the early days of the Ocasio-Cortez campaign. According to FEC records, the PAC made two payments to Roberts – one in August 2017 and one in September 2017 – both for $3,000.

The FEC complaint specifically cites the use of "intermediaries" to make the payments, "the vague and amorphous nature of the services Riley ostensibly provided," the relatively small amount of money raised by the campaign at that stage and "the romantic relationship between Ocasio-Cortez and Riley" in asserting the transactions might violate campaign finance law.

More: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/payments-to-ocasio-cortez-boyfriend-spur-fec-complaint
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She is a demmie, she will skate on this.
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She is a demmie, she will skate on this.

That is certainly how it usually works.

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Maybe she can get him a job at that new Amazon HQ in NYC.   :cool:
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She is a demmie, she will skate on this.

Unless the DNC powers that be determine that she's not the hill to die on.

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Unless the DNC powers that be determine that she's not the hill to die on.

Agreed.

Even as whacko as the democratic left is, I do think they realize that a full blown communist in their midst is not in their best interest
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Agreed.

Even as whacko as the democratic left is, I do think they realize that a full blown communist in their midst is not in their best interest
The thing is that they have created this monster through Obamacare and the like.
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