Blackwell went on to say that Ocasio-Cortez's 2019 Q3 fundraising haul exceeded every other House Democrat, and that she has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to support Democratic incumbents.
"One, I don't agree with the policy around blacklisting groups that help progressive candidates", she said, referring to the DCCC's tactic of trying to squeeze out vendors who support Democrat primary challengers. "I think we have to develop as a party and make room for it".
"I want to help front members by putting the money directly in my pocket", said Ocasio-Cortez.
The progressive 30-year-old has kept this promise and raised more than $ 300,000 last year for candidates of her choice, including $ 18,000 for Marie Newman, who is replacing IL longtime congressman Dan Lipinski, a rare Democrat for life want.
In the third quarter, Ocasio-Cortez raked in over $1.4 million, the most of any Democrat in the House.
"Hopefully we will start getting away from this round firing squad", said Cuellar. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for buying a purebred pup for her pet, rather then offering human hospitality to a homeless dog.
The DCCC chair, Cheri Bustos, highlighted the party's strong donation figures, even without the contribution from Ocasio-Cortez. "I respect her and she brings a new voice, and I think that's always welcome", Bustos said.
"We are pushing the envelope in DC by rewarding those who reject lobbyist money, fight for working families, & welcome newcomers", AOC tweeted Saturday while announcing Courage to Change, a leadership PAC she set up within weeks of her 2018 election victory.