*Jamaica born New York businesswoman Scherie Murray is coming for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s congressional seat, saying there’s a “crisis” in New York’s 14th congressional district— and she says “it’s called AOC.”
“She isn’t worried about us — she’s worried about being famous,” Murray, a Republican, tweeted when announcing her campaign on July 17. “She thinks public service is not about serving the public, but herself. If you think you deserve better, then you’re just like me.”
For this reason, Murray has set out to unseat the 29-year-old congresswoman in 2020.
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There’s a crisis in Queens and it’s called AOC. 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 ➡️ https://t.co/rtqGz0XeAw
— Scherie Murray (@ScherieMurray) July 17, 2019
A bit of background info. About Murray via Yahoo.com:
After starting out as a system analyst intern for an NYC MTA bus depot, she eventually went on to start a TV and production advertising company which — according to her website — helped expand opportunities for minorities in media.
Murray later became district leader and state committee woman of the 29th Assembly District in Queens, N.Y. for the New York Republican State Committee. Running as a Republican in the heavily blue N.Y. district 14, Murray claims she is the candidate that will help “build bridges” across party lines.
Murray believes “A Republican can win the district.”
“You deserve someone fighting for you, not fighting for the limelight. Bridges are about connecting us and getting us where we need to go,” she says in her video announcement.
Murray told Fox News that Ocasio-Corez’s far-left platform “connect[ed] with everyday Americans.”
She has also slammed AOC for “rolling back progress and authoring the job-killing Green New Deal and killing the Amazon New York deal.”
Murphy, a Trump supporter, doesn’t believe it was racist of the president to tell four congresswomen of color to “go back” where they came from.
“I think it’s disgusting, to be quite honest. I think we are missing the point of why we’re elected to public office: to legislate on policy, to deliver results to those kitchen table issues that are affecting everyday Americans,” she told Fox News of the controversy.
The GOP primary will take place in June 2020.