Ocasio-Cortez Aide Calls on Progressive Caucus Members to Stop Paying Dues to DCCC

Washington Free Beacon | 3/28/2019 | Cameron Cawthorne
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BY: Cameron Cawthorne

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D., N.Y.) legislative assistant Dan Riffle, who goes by "Every Billionaire Is A Policy Failure" on Twitter, said on Thursday that Progressive Caucus members should stop paying dues to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee over its new policy to ban consultants from working with primary challengers if they want to do business with the DCCC.

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"The simple and obvious solution here is for Progressive Caucus members to stop paying dues to the @DCCC. The DCCC is not an organization that backs any Democrat," Riffle tweeted. "They work to elect a certain kind of Democrat, and if you aren't that kind of Democrat why are you giving them money?"

"I mean @justicedems helped elect several Democrats last cycle. Still, not every Democrat gives them support. Nor should they! Just like DCCC, Justice Dems only backs certain kinds of Democrats," Riffle continued on Twitter. "Those who don't share their policy views shouldn't share their money. Same for DCCC."

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Rep. Cheri Bustos (D., Ill.), the new chairwoman of the DCCC, announced a new policy last week that attempts to protect incumbent Democrats from primary challengers by banning Democratic consultants from working with primary challengers if they wanted to continue doing business with DCCC. Bustos argues that the new policy isn't specifically targeting progressives and that she isn't punishing consultants for their past work with incumbents, but progressives aren't convinced.

Progressive Caucus co-chairs Mark Pocan (D., Wis.) and Pramila Jayapal (D.,Wash), and caucus member Rep. Ro Khanna (D., Calif.) met with Bustos on Wednesday to voice their opposition against the new policy and demanded that...
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