AOC Challenger Raises $1 million in bid to topple the Progressive Media Icon

NY Post reports Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez challenger Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has raised $1 million in her bid to topple the lefty superstar in the June 23 Democratic primary, her campaign said Wednesday.

Caruso-Cabrera, the former veteran CNBC anchor, will report having $800,00 in cash on hand — minus expenses paid — when she officially files her financial disclosures with the Federal Elections Commission.

The financial report covers the first quarter of 2020 — Jan. 1-March 31 — and the report is due April. 15.

“The outpouring of support has been amazing. Before Coronavirus people were stopping me on the street showing their excitement. And from the beginning the countless handwritten letters from near and far s from across the country have been so moving,” said Caruso-Cabrera said.

“The national and local messages are clear: I will unite. AOC’s reign of division will end. This early financial and political support shows unstoppable momentum. As they say in New York, ‘you ain’t seen nothing yet.’ “

Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign declined to say Wednesday how much she has raised in the past three months or how much she has in her campaign treasury.

A spokesman declined comment on Caruso-Cabrera’s fundraising numbers.

But AOC has been a small-donor fundraising powerhouse. At the end of December, the democratic socialist darling had $2.9 million in her treasury after raising $1.9 million in donations the prior three months.