EXCLUSIVE — Scherie Murray, a New York businesswoman who immigrated from Jamaica as a child and is active in state Republican politics, is launching a campaign Wednesday for the congressional seat held by Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Fox News has learned.
In a phone interview, Murray, 38, confirmed her intention to run for the New York congressional seat as a Republican.
“There is a crisis in Queens, and it’s called AOC,” Murray 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.”
Murray, who was born in Jamaica and moved to the United States when she was 9, is officially launching her campaign Wednesday with an introductory video that takes sharp jabs at the 29-year-old Ocasio-Cortez.
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WNU Editor: A good friend of mine who works in Manhattan but lives across the river in New Jersey gave me a heads-up on Scherie Murray a few weeks ago. He is a moderate Democrat with mixed feelings when it comes to President Trump, but he likes her. Will she win …. no. But she is a symbol on where Republican politics and candidates are heading, and the growing role of immigrants in the electoral process.