Former CNBC Anchor Takes on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Primary
Former CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera on Monday filed to run against New York Senator Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in this year’s Democratic primary (June 23).
Like Ocasio-Cortez, Caruso-Cabrera is a registered Democrat and a descendent of Latino immigrants. Unlike AOC, Caruso-Cabrera is a fierce critic of socialism and a proponent of limited government.
Caruso-Cabrera (you know they’ll start calling her “MCC”) admires President Reagan’s economic policy and describes herself as “fiscally conservative” and “socially liberal.” In 2016, she said that socialism ensures “equal suffering.”
MCC had a successful career with CNBC, working for more than 20 years with the network as an anchor and international correspondent. She currently serves on the Board of Beneficent, a financial services firm in Texas.
“We must return to the fundamentals of American politics: small, not big, government,” says MCC. “Less spending, not more. The first step is to more narrowly define the parties’ platforms away from needlessly divisive social issues and refocus the political discussion on what really matters: economic policies that create jobs.”
Other prominent individuals hoping to unseat AOC include New York City councilman Fernando Cabrera (D) and Jamaican-American businesswoman Scherie Murray (R).
Editor’s note: I know this is unusual for a conservative site, but if you would like to donate to MCC’s campaign you can do so here. Might be worth a few bucks to not have to listen to AOC anymore…