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Former CNBC Anchor and Sunnyside Resident to Challenge AOC in Primary

(Caruso-Cabrera for New York)

Feb. 11, 2020 By Allie Griffin

A former CNBC anchor and Sunnyside resident will challenge Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for her Congressional seat in the Democratic primary election.

Michelle Caruso-Cabrera today announced her run for the 14th District, which covers Astoria, College Point, Corona, East Elmhurst, Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, Sunnyside, Woodside and parts of the Bronx.

“I’m running for NY-14, to fight for the people of Queens & the Bronx, the daughter of Cuban immigrants and living the American Dream,” Caruso-Cabrera said on Twitter.

Caruso-Cabrera worked at CNBC as an anchor and reporter for more than 20 years. After leaving the network in September 2018, she continued to serve as a contributor, but will take a leave from that role for the duration of the duration of the campaign, according to CNBC.

Caruso-Cabrera supports limited government and fiscal conservatism, as shown in her 2010 book titled “You Know I’m Right: More Prosperity, Less Government” — positioning her to the right of socialist-leaning liberal firebrand, Ocasio-Cortez.

The former CNBC anchor responded that she lives in Sunnyside when asked by a reporter on Twitter.

Ocasio-Cortez shocked the Queens Democratic establishment with her win over longtime incumbent Joe Crowley in the June 2018 Democratic primary.

Caruso-Cabrera and Ocasio-Cortez are two of nearly a dozen candidates vying for the Congressional seat.

The primary election is slated for June 23.

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She knows how Socialism has destroyed Cuba. The same will happen here if we keep voting in Socialists.

JH Resident

MCC is not a Democrat. On CNBC She’s been for massive tax cuts that benefit the wealthy and corporations, defends climate change deniers, not to mention POTUS. She used to fill in for Larry Kudlow on his show for crying out loud.

Jose Sanchez

here we go again promise and more promise all for them come to us went they need us they want the job it pays well ocasio Cortes promised a lot and so far the only she has done is being on twitter promoting her liberal agenda fighting we Pelosi no money has been a locate for Jackson heights or the Bronx now another person is going to run again her let see what she is goin to promise le be alert if you read this and are with me let every one know

Gardens Watcher

Finally we have a smart, viable candidate for the Democratic primary! Queens is in the house now, not just the Bronx. Game on. It’s MCC vs. AOC. Can’t wait for the debates.


AOC will crush her in a debate, just liked she crushed Crowley in debate he bothered to show up for. AOC got rid of Crowley – he was illegitimate-he was appointed to Congress dear by the corrupt Queens Machine and they never let any viable opponents get on ballot- at least AOC was democratically elected – and she will win again – and will eBay this challenger – legitimately and democratically – Crowley stoke our democracy in the district for decades – it will be good for us to hear the debates – but AOC will win.


Bring in the buildozers for condos in sunnyside railyards + zero public green space. First AOC just quits the fight with Sunnyside Yards because she is not getting her way, now a republican masquerading as a democrat. Let me guess, climate change is a hoax!

Good Luck

I wish her good luck. AOC is nothing more than a political Kardashian. She’s immature and inexperienced, yet she has an answer for everything and thinks that just because she won the election, there is nothing that she has to learn. As if winning was all that mattered. She will never accomplish anything for the district, her ideas are too extreme. Her “Green New Deal” wanted to pay people who were unwilling to work. Unwilling! Yet she was against Amazon, which would have created thousands of jobs.

Why does she need more experience than the president?

Trump had no experience at all. He was a game show host. Why are you criticizing him for that?


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