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Democratic Primaries: Fmr CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera to challenge Ocasio-Cortez

“I’m running for NY-14, to fight for the people of Queens & the Bronx, daughter of Cuban immigrants and living the American Dream,” Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, a former CNBC anchor said in a tweet, announcing her run against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for New York’s 14th congressional district.

A registered Democrat and descendant of Cuban immigrants, Caruso-Cabrera has been a fierce critic of socialism and advocate for free markets. According to CNBC, she filed to run late Monday.

Caruso-Cabrera worked for more than 20 years at CNBC as an anchor and international correspondent before leaving in 2018.

“I am the daughter and granddaughter of working class Italian and Cuban immigrants,” Caruso-Cabrera reportedly said. “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.”