Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is taking some heat after some participants in a 5K fun run she organized this weekend were unaware that the entrance fee was really going to her campaign and not to promote the Green New Deal as they had assumed:

The website said right at the top that the event was “supporting U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal”:

Gotta read the fine print at the bottom of the page!

From the NY Post:

But many of the 400 runners didn’t realize their $30 registration fees were going directly into the lawmaker’s campaign coffers.

“We’re getting together for our own health, for our planet’s health … and to fight for the Green New Deal together,” the freshman Democrat told the participants before they set off.

Environmentally conscious supporters — who jogged through Astoria Park alongside a beaming, strolling AOC — believed their money was going to help save the planet.

“It’s going to help raise awareness and educate people,” a female runner told The Post.

“I think it’s really for this particular New Green Deal,” said Brian Schwartz of Long Island. “No question.”

Well, at least participants got a little entertainment with their campaign contributions:

“In celebration of the spirit and tenets of the Green New Deal” . . . and the re-election of Rep. Ocasio-Cortez?

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