AOC Opponent John Cummings nets $5.5 million from donors

14th Congressional candidate John Cummings.

Former NYPD officer and high school civics teacher John Cummings announced that he will be filing a 3rd quarter FEC report that shows he raised $5.5 million from 126,000 donors this quarter alone. He has raised $8.8 million throughout the course of his campaign against Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York’s 14th Congressional District from over 250,000 donors from all 50 states. The average donation to the Cummings campaign is under $35.00

John Cummings said, “The overwhelming support for my campaign from people across the nation is humbling. My message of restoring common-sense local representation to the people of the Bronx and Queens is obviously resonating. People are anxious about their health, their jobs and their families and they are tired of Washington, DC establishment politicians who care more about Instagram likes than they do about their constituents. I have a 30 year record of service in our community, while my opponent has been missing in action since she left for Washington two years ago. She doesn’t even have a district office in the Bronx portion of the district. This is one of the most important elections of our lifetimes – people’s lives and livelihoods are on the line – and our Congresswoman is nowhere to be found. I am grateful for the wide and deep support for my campaign and I am looking forward to restoring common-sense local representation to our district in Washington.”
A native Bronxite, Cummings was born and raised in Parkchester, John Cummings followed in his father’s footsteps and was sworn in as a New York City Police Officer in 1983. Initially assigned to NSU (Neighborhood Stabilization Unit) 7, in the South Bronx. He suffered a serious knee injury in the line of duty, and was forced to retire in July 1991. He returned to his alma mater, Saint Raymond High School for Boys, where he taught History and Government for over 20 years.
He is the Republican candidate for Congress in NY 14 where Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the incumbent lawmaker. The election is on November 5. Early voting begins on October 24. Polls are open 6AM to 9 PM. Contact the Bronx Board of Election to find out where and how to cast your vote at 718-299-9017 or visit the NYC Board online here.
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