New York businesswoman Scherie Murray became the third Republican challenger to enter into the race for Ocasio-Cortez’s district on Wednesday.
Murray — who immigrated to the U.S. from Jamaica at the age of nine and grew up in Queens — announced her intent to run with a campaign video taking shots at the self-described democratic socialist, pointing to Ocasio-Cortez’s efforts in turning tech giant Amazon away from her district.
“Your representative in Washington chooses self-promotion over service, conflict over constituents, resistance over assistance,” she said in her campaign launch video. “Queens and the Bronx needs someone who will create jobs instead of turning them away.”
Fox News confirmed Murray’s campaign launch in a phone interview, with the challenger telling them that “there is a crisis in Queens, and it’s called AOC.”
“And instead of focusing on us, she’s focusing on being famous,” Murray told Fox News. “Mainly rolling back progress and authoring the job-killing Green New Deal and killing the Amazon-New York deal.” more here