Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just got some very bad news from a challenger with deep pockets.
AOC just found out that she has a real challenger in the Dem primary for her House seat, not just some crackpot with no shot. Michelle Caruso-Cabrera was a longtime CNBC correspondent and anchor, she has great connections and very deep pockets.
Michelle also likes Ronald Reagan and co-wrote a book with the forward written by Trump’s administration official Larry Kudlow.
Pretty much the opposite of Rep. Ocasio-Cortez. AOC has a real fight on her hands and will have to raise a lot of cash to fight off Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.
“I am the daughter and granddaughter of working class Italian and Cuban immigrants,” Caruso-Cabrera said in a statement to CNBC. “I am so lucky to have had such a wonderful career and I want everybody to have the opportunity that I’ve had. That’s why I’m running.”
CNN reported that Caruso-Cabrera would run as a Democrat to the right of Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, who has labeled herself a “democratic socialist” and supports Sen. Bernie Sanders in the presidential primary.
In her book, “You Know I’m Right: More Prosperity, Less Government,” Caruso-Cabrera unveiled her vision of limited government and explained why Ronald Reagan was her favorite president. She serves as a member of the board of directors for financial services firm Beneficient.
Caruso-Cabrera spent more than 20 years with CNBC, serving as a co-anchor for “Power Lunch” and as the network’s chief international correspondent, before leaving the network in 2018 to become a contributor. Her last day on air was February 7, according to a CNBC spokesperson.