Rana Abdelhamid slammed for socialist stance while working for CAPITALIST GIANT and earning $160k

A Democrat congressional candidate from Queens, New York, was flagged for hypocrisy after it was found that she worked for Google while exhibiting a staunch anti-corporate stance


                            Rana Abdelhamid slammed for socialist stance while working for CAPITALIST GIANT and earning $160k
Rana Abdelhamid is a congressional candidate from Queens, NYC, backed by Democrats (Rana For Congress)
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A Democrat congressional candidate from Queens, New York, was flagged for hypocrisy after it was found that she worked for Google while exhibiting a staunch anti-corporate stance. Rana Abdelhamid, 28, is a marketing executive at Google and earns more than $160,000 per year, according to her personal financial disclosure. Meanwhile, Abdelhamid's political ideology portrays her as an anti-corporate socialist leader. 

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On her campaign website Rana For Congress, the description reads, "Decades of corporate-friendly politicians have created prosperity for those at the top while workers and unions suffer." Abdelhamid particularly targeted her opposition candidate Carolyn Maloney from the Republican party, accusing her of shilling for big buck corporations. However, the socialist candidate's financial records and list of donors tend to tell a different story. 

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Rana Abdelhamid often targets the affluent one-percenters and those aiding them, but she herself boasts of net worth between $3 million and $5 million. She is believed to be holding between $50,000 to $100,000 in stock in Google, where she has been working since 2014. While drawing a salary of $160,000 from Google, she also sought an income of about $24,000 from the non-profit foundation Malikah, which she founded for helping Muslim women with self-defense.

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Backed by the Democrat Socialists of America, Abdelhamid has received donations as high as $2,900 from convicted terror financier Emadeddin Muntasser. Furthermore, her campaign has received four-figure contributions from bigwigs at Google, Apple, and Gibson Dunn as well as from top-tier employees Harvard University. 

Abdelhamid is also backed by Justice Democrats, the same group that recruited Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for Congress. The group has been flagged previously for being funded by dark money. 

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Defending the young candidate, Rana Abdelhamid's campaign manager Ben Shanahan explained to New York Post how she is different from her opponent Carolyn Maloney. "There’s a difference between working for a company and shilling for corporations. Rana does the former, Carolyn Maloney does the latter. Rana is a child of immigrants who makes no apologies for working hard to support her family. She has a job in line with her values and organizing experience that seeks to empower women of color in tech and teach online safety best practices,” Shanahan shared. 

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Meanwhile, a representative for Carolyn Maloney responded to the accusation of shilling for corporations, stating, "Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney was a teacher in East Harlem before beginning her work in public service and has never worked for a corporation. … She is proud of her work standing up to corporate America and protecting the American people, and is dedicated to continuing to be bold and unapologetic in fighting for our communities."

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