GOP Lawyer Files AOC Ethics Complaint, Immediately Begins Fundraising
Dan Backer’s Stop the AOC PAC immediately started raising money off the filing by his Coolidge-Reagan Foundation. Not to be outdone, Ocasio-Cortez launched a campaign of her own.
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A prominent conservative attorney and activist is going after Democratic rising star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and it’s turning into a fundraising boon—for both of them.
Dan Backer is the founder and president of the Coolidge-Reagan Foundation, and in that capacity he filed a complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics last week alleging that AOC, as the freshman New York congresswoman is known, violated House rules by securing an official email address for her boyfriend.