A former aide to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has pocketed almost $140,000 through his anti-President Joe Biden political action committee while shelling out minimal donor funds for its mission, records show.
Ocasio Cortez’s former communications director, Corbin Trent, formed the No Excuses PAC in 2021 to pressure centrist Senate Democrats to support left-wing policies and abolish the filibuster, though the PAC has rebranded to fundraising off urging Biden not to run for reelection in 2024. However, the PAC has been a financial boon for Trent and spent just $14,831 on radio ad buys targeting Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ), raising ethics concerns among progressive watchdogs, Federal Election Commission filings show.
“If 70% of all the money a group raises ends up in your pockets, then the group’s primary purpose is enriching you,” spokesman Jordan Libowitz for the liberal