AOC Gets Crushing News about Reelection Bid as Mystery Donor Emerges Who’s ‘Hellbent’ on Ousting Her from Office

Although Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was only recently elected to Congress, she quickly became the face of the new resistance movement. But, according to a report from BizPac Review, the resistance leader may be facing some resistance of her own when it comes to her re-election effort.

“The political waves made by the Democratic socialist since taking office have apparently triggered an early challenge from some Republican opponents in her home district in New York, as well as an unknown multimillionaire donor who is ready to back one of them,” BizPac Review reports.

The New York Post adds:

Just three months after taking office, the Democratic socialist congresswoman’s challengers include an Egyptian American journalist, who has already tossed her hat in the ring, and an NYPD cop-turned-high school civics teacher and conservative talk radio producer, both of whom are seriously exploring a run against her.

And the fledgling challengers could get help from a wealthy New Yorker committed to backing an Ocasio-Cortez opponent, a GOP [insider] said.

“There’s definitely national energy and money on this race,” Bronx Republican chairman Mike Rendino told The Post, adding that he has been in touch with a mega-bucks donor hell-bent on getting AOC tossed.

According to the report, Rendino would not disclose the name of the mega-donor but said he is “worth over $200 million, plus [has] connections to raise money in Manhattan.”

A potential challenge to Ocasio-Cortez’s seat could lead to a national fundraising effort as she—in short time—became the thorn in the side of Democrats and Republicans.

Some people who live in Ocasio-Cortez’s district claim the congresswoman has been so focused on making her own name in Congress that she has all but forgotten about her district, the New York Post reports.

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Potential challengers to her congressional seat could look to capitalize on this:

The three potential contenders agree on one thing: They believe Ocasio-Cortez has neglected her district, which encompasses a northeast section of the Bronx including Throgs Neck and Parkchester and a northwest portion of Queens including Jackson Heights and College Point.

It took the congresswoman two months to open a district office in Queens.

“She completely ignores the people in this district,” medical writer Ruth Papazian, 61, told The Post during an interview at the homestyle Italian eatery Patricia’s of Morris Park.

Papazian still lives a few blocks away with her 85-year-old mother in the same apartment she grew up in after her parents emigrated from Egypt in 1956.

“I’ve lived here my whole life. I know the heart and soul of this community. The people here have scratched and clawed their way into the middle class, and they’re not about to be impoverished with the high taxes it will take to make the Green New Deal and Medicare for all,” Papazina said, citing two of Ocasio-Cortez’s policy goals.

Papazian is the only area Republican to have committed to running against Ocasio-Cortez — the others are exploring potential races. Papazian has yet to launch a website or establish a fundraising operation.

Here’s even more:

Meanwhile, former NYPD Officer John Cummings has been talking to Rendino.

Cummings, 58, teaches US government at St. Raymond High School for Boys in Parkchester.

“I know it’s a difficult road because this is a heavily Democratic district,” said Cummings, who also attended St. Raymond’s.

Ocasio-Cortez won the 14th Congressional District with more than 78 percent of the vote, and Hillary Clinton led the district by over 57 points in 2016.

A recent Siena College Poll found that 52 percent of AOC’s constituents view her favorably — but just 33 percent backed her opposition to Amazon establishing a second headquarters in Queens, and 41 percent support her Green New Deal.

But Cummings says the congresswoman ignores more home-grown problems like the long-haul truck drivers who use Pelham Bay Park as a rest stop.

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