BREAKING NEWS: Ex-CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso Cabrera to challenge AOC

Former CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera filed paperwork to challenge freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the Democratic primary for her Bronx-Queens congressional seat.

The NY Post and other media outlets are reporting that former CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso Cabrera has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to run against incumbent Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) in the upcoming June 23rd Democratic primary election.

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

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. She became a CNBC contributor upon leaving the network in September 2018 and serves as a member of the board of directors for financial services firm Beneficient. Caruso-Cabrera will take a leave from her role as CNBC contributor for the duration of the campaign, a CNBC spokesperson said.

Caruso-Cabrera is a small-government advocate and published a book in 2010 titled “You Know I’m Right: More Prosperity, Less Government.”

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