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Ocasio-Cortez Already On Her Way Out As Challenger Comes Forward: Jamaican Immigrant Announces GOP Bid to Challenge AOC

Opinion KB| Jamaican immigrant turned New York businesswoman Scherie Murray announced that she would be starting her own campaign to challenge Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s of New York for her congressional seat in 2020.

Scherie Murray made the announcement this week via Twitter that she would be running for office. She told her followers, “You deserve someone who will fight for you, not fight for the limelight. Someone who will build bridges, not burn them down. Join me, let’s #unitethefight, & build bridges together.”

Murray spoke to Fox News saying, “There is a crisis in Queens, and it’s called AOC. And instead of focusing on us, she’s focusing on being famous. Mainly rolling back progress and authoring the job-killing Green New Deal and killing the Amazon New York deal.” Murray continued, “Your representative in Washington chooses self-promotion over service, conflict over constituents, resistance over assistance. Queens and the Bronx needs someone who will create jobs instead of turning them away.”

When questioned about Ocasio-Cortez’s own kind of Democratic socialism, Murray answered, “I think it’s far, far to the left and it is not connecting with everyday Americans.”

Fox reports:

As for “Medicare-for-all,” which Ocasio-Cortez has embraced, the Republican said: “Medicare-for-all, I think a lot of people are happy with their current health insurance.” And on the Green New Deal, the left-wing proposal to address climate change pushed by Ocasio-Ortez, she said: “We know that it certainly will kill jobs.”

According to, “Murray was born in Jamaica and came to the United States with her family at the age of nine. In 2004, she started her own company for minorities in media called the Esemel Group and generated employment opportunities for minorities across the city.”

Murray’s political website says that, “Scherie is also a proud Veterans advocate and continually works to revitalize her district by advocating for small businesses and economic development, promoting more school choices for parents, strengthening community police relations with commonsense solutions, and starting a larger dialogue around comprehensive immigration reform.”

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