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Ocasio-Cortez campaign hit with fine for failing to protect campaign workers: 'Hypocrisy at its finest'

Ocasio-Cortez campaign hit with fine for failing to protect campaign workers: 'Hypocrisy at its finest'

The campaign of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), a champion of progressive policies and supposed advocate of the working class, has been fined for not carrying workers' compensation coverage during a period of the campaign last year.

"The employer did not have the required workers' compensation coverage from March 31, 2018, to April 30, 2018, and was issued a final penalty of $1,500, which was paid," Melissa Stewart, spokeswoman for the New York Workers Compensation Board, said, according to the New York Daily News.

A Democratic "campaign veteran" told the Daily News that "it's not a great look" for Ocasio-Cortez.

"This is basic stuff, especially if you hold yourself out to be the champion of workers," the campaign operative said.

According to the Daily News, her spokesman had "nothing to add."

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