The 2020 election is already shaping up to be one of the most fraught and frustrating electoral contests that the world has ever seen.
On the left, they are frothing at the mouth in hopes of defeating Donald Trump, and metaphorically slashing each others’ tires in order to be the ones who lay claim to the Oval Office throne when it’s all said and done.
This Democratic civil war has pitted the moderates versus the progressives, with the top tier of candidates split right down the middle.
On the left we have Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, both of whom would look to completely upend the American way of life upon their election.
In the center are Former Vice President Joe Biden and former South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg. These two candidates are not only in a battle to prove that they could beat Donald Trump in the general election, but they are also being pounced upon by their progressive kin for being too moderate.
A dark money organization tied to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said Tuesday that it will spend over half a million dollars on ads targeting 2020 presidential candidates Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden.
Ocasio-Cortez has been an outspoken critic of dark money, which refers to the practice of using cash to influence an election, by funneling it through nonprofit groups that are not obligated to disclose their donor lists.
The group in question, Organize for Justice, is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization and falls under that same purview. They’ve set aside $500,000 for the Democratic primary and will use the funds to purchase Facebook ads to promote stories that question Buttigieg and Biden’s progressive political leanings, according to HuffPost.
Organize for Justice is linked to Ocasio-Cortez through its “sister organization” called “Justice Democrats.” She served on the board during her 2018 congressional primary campaign, The Daily Caller reported.
Given just how controversial President Trump’s first term has been, the Democrats could stand a chance come November…if only they could get out of each others’ way.