Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took down Crowley with only $179K....

How much money does it take to topple a giant? $179 thousand. That is how much Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez raised to take down 10-term incumbent Joe Crowley. Over the same time frame, Crowley raised $4.6 million. Ocasio-Cortez raised less than 4% of what Crowley brought in and still beat him. It looks like Ocasio-Cortez only received money from one PAC. Justice Democrats gave her $5,000. Aside from that almost all of her donations appear to be from individuals.


To win Ocasio-Cortez spent $21 thousand for Strategic Consulting, $19 thousand for Facebook Advertising and $13 thousand on Printing. However her biggest expense was payroll at $55 thousand. On the other hand, Crowley spent approx.. $820 thousand on direct mail and digital advertising.  


Crowley also received a lot from political and corporate PACs. He received $76.5 thousand from the Votesane PAC, $34 thousand from the Better Days Fund and $24 thousand from Equity Services Inc. Below is a list of some of the corporate PACs that also donated money to Crowley.


Home Depot



KPMG Employee

Mass Mutual Life Insurance


Google Inc, NET

Fedex Corp

General Electric  





Now you may or may not agree with Ocasio-Cortez policies, but it nice to see that the underdog can still win and that not everything is decided by how much money is spent.