A Jamaican-American Businesswoman Is Challenging Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez For Her Congressional Seat

July 18, 2019  |  

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Scherie Murray, a 38-year-old Republican businesswoman, is stepping up to the plate to unseat Rep. Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez, 29, in congress.

Murray, who is originally from Jamaica but moved to the States when she was nine, used her social media to make the announcement on Wednesday, while also slamming Ocasio-Cortez in the process.

“There’s a crisis in Queens and it’s called AOC,” Murray wrote in her announcement Tweet. “She isn’t worried about us — she’s worried about being famous. That’s why I’m running for Congress. Join our movement to #unitethefight.”

“Your representative in Washington chooses self-promotion over service, conflict over constituents, resistance over assistance,” Murray says in the video. “Queens and the Bronx needs someone who will create jobs instead of turning them away.”

Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat, represents New York’s 14th congressional district which covers parts of the Bronx and Queens. She won the election in 2018 with 78 percent of the vote.

Scherie continued her rebuke of Ocasio-Cortez in an interview with Fox News.

“There is a crisis in Queens, and it’s called AOC,” Murray, 38, told Fox News. “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.

But some are calling BS on Murray, saying she’s pandering for clout.

Murray is one of five Republicans  including John Cummings, Ruth Papazian and Miguel Hernandez and Antoine Tucker, who have challenged Ocasio-Cortez’s seat in the next election. She founded production company/agency in 2004 called The Esemel Group.

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