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NTD's Miguel Moreno reports:
Dan Backer is no novice to political action committees (PAC): he is the founder of a law firm specializing in just that.
Backer, like many others, has called Ocasio-Cortez’s policies “unrealistic” and harmful—such as her proposed and rejected Green New Deal. Potential candidates believe that the democratic socialist does not represent the district’s interest, but Backer believes the problem goes further than that.
“Because the warm, fuzzy socialism of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is fundamentally un-American and dangerous for our country,” responded the lawyer when asked why he started the PAC. “I think her ideas are the same evil that is destroying Venezuela as we speak.”
To inform New Yorkers of her actions, the PAC spent $32,000 on digital adds, television adds, and a two-person team that will pass out flyers in the 14th District, according to the New York Post. The district is home to nearly 700,000 people, but Backer explained that many are not represented.
In February, Backer conducted polling in the district. Despite its Democratic lean, 61 percent of respondents said they would have preferred if Amazon kept its planned headquarters in New York – including 50 percent ofq her supporters.