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AOC appears to accuse Bloomberg of trying to 'purchase our political system'


Added 11-09-19 06:29:01pm EST - “Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., seemed to criticize billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Saturday while speaking at a rally? for Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. in Iowa.” - Foxnews.com

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., seemed to criticize billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Saturday while speaking at a rally for Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. in Iowa.

"There are folks that are trying to completely purchase our political system, running as Republicans and now tossing in their hats as Democrats in the field as well," she said.

"But what we're here to say is that in a democracy, it shouldn't matter how much money you have. What should matter is whether you vote, whether you caucus, whether you turn out. It's the numbers. It's the people. it's the movement."

Her comments came one day after Bloomberg filed to run in Alabama's Democratic presidential primary. Although he hasn't formally launched his campaign, Bloomberg's wealth would appear to make him a prime target for more progressive politicians like Ocasio-Cortez.

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