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Ocasio-Cortez claims she doesn't accept money from corporations. But here's the truth.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she won her primary election without corporate or private equity money, but campaign finance documents show otherwise. (Image via Twitter screenshot)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic Socialist running for Congress, recently claimed she doesn't accept donations from corporations or private equity firms.

However, election disclosures suggest otherwise.

First, what did Ocasio-Cortez say?

During a recent, wide-ranging interview with "The Daily Show" host Trevor Noah, Ocasio-Cortez said she is unlike any politician — and one that will not waver once inside the halls of Congress — because she found victory in a major primary without the support of major Wall Street corporations and private equity firms.

"I think that what makes our campaign and my candidacy a little different is that I have taken a public pledge not to accept any corporate PAC money whatsoever," Ocasio-Cortez said to applause.

"I actually think I may be one of the only ones that actually got elected for the first time on that," she added. "Many folks got elected with some corporate money and then they swore it off after. But I think I'm one of the first to get elected right out of the gate without any corporate PAC money, which gives me a very large degree of independence."

Later in the interview, Ocasio-Cortez said "it comes back to money in politics" and who is "financing your campaign." She denounced private equity firms who finance political campaigns alleging it's "no coincidence they profit off of low wages."

But what's the truth?

According to campaign finance documents, Ocasio-Cortez raised $861,698.54 during her successful bid to unseat Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) for New York's 14th congressional district.

However, there's just one glaring problem that doesn't align with what Ocasio-Cortez told Noah.

The disclosures show that Ocasio-Cortez received $3,399 from JP Morgan Chase, a major Wall Street corporate bank, and $2,700 from Elevation Partners, a New York-based private equity firm with nearly $2 billion in assets.

While the JP Morgan Chase donations came from two company employees, the Elevation Parters' donation came via Roger McNamee, a founding parter at the firm.

This story has been updated.

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