GOP businesswoman jumps in to take on Dem darling

Thursday, July 18, 2019
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Chad Groening, Billy Davis (OneNewsNow.com)

AOC vs Scherie MurrayA Jamaican-born immigrant has announced she plans to challenge a freshman congresswoman who has achieved celebrity status in the national media.

Scherie Murrary, 38, announced Wednesday she has entered the Republican Party primary for New York’s 14th District seat current currently occupied by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

The primary and General Election will fall during the pivotal presidential election in 2020.

According to The Washington Examiner, Murray (pictured above) immigrated to the U.S. at age 9. Her first job was for a New York City bus depot and she later founded a TV production and advertising company, Esemel Group.

CNN praises NY Dem socialist“There’s a crisis in Queens and it’s called AOC,” Murray told Few News this week.

In an introductory video, Murray claims the 14th District lawmaker “chooses self-promotion over service, conflict over constituents, resistance over assistance.”

She also knocks the Democratic Socialist for chasing away thousands of Amazon jobs from the congressional district, which covers Queens and the Bronx, for voting for a congressional pay raise, and accuses her of enjoying her celebrity status instead of working for the 14th District. 

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez skated to an easy victory in 2018, defeating a Republican challenger 78-13 percent in the reliably “blue” district. 

She first defeated incumbent Rep. Joseph Crowley in the Democratic primary 56-43.

A recent internal Democratic poll, however, showed the freshman lawmaker has a 22-percent approval rating in her district. 

Trump administration official Lynn Patton, an administrator in the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, told Fox News this week she is not ruling out running in the GOP primary, too. She is critical of AOC and others of "The Squad," saying they "haven't done squat for the American people" since taking office in January.

 

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