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Commentary: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's fundraisers were more about raising consciousness than money

LOS ANGELES - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the probable next member of Congress from New York's 14th District, barnstormed through Los Angeles with two fundraisers last week. But I hesitate to call them fundraisers. They weren't held on the Hollywood Hills balcony of some showrunner for prestige TV. They weren't showcases for one woman's singular vision to personally revive the American left and solve the nation's challenges.

They were organizing meetings - the kind that used to be held in the back of union halls and community centers

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