A wealthy donor "worth over $200 million" wants to make sure Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez loses her next election, according to the New York Post, citing Bronx Republican chairman Mike Rendino.
"There’s definitely national energy and money on this race," Rendino told the Post, adding that the mystery donor has "connections to raise money in Manhattan."
The Democratic Socialist, who was elected after convincing voters she was a blue-collar "girl from the Bronx" despite growing up in one of the wealthiest enclaves on the East Coast, already faces challenges from one contender; Egyptian-American medical journalist Ruth Papazian - while a former cop-turned-high school civics teacher and a conservative talk radio producer may toss their hats in the ring as well.
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. -New York Post
Papazian lives several blocks away from Morris Park with her 85-year-old mother in the same apartment she grew up in following the family's emigration from Egypt in 1956.