One-time CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera is running to unseat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, she announced Tuesday after filing late Monday.
“I’m running for NY-14, to fight for the people of Queens & the Bronx, daughter of Cuban immigrants and living the American Dream,” she tweeted, adding an American flag emoji and a link to her website. She will be running in the Democratic primary for the seat currently occupied by Ocasio-Cortez — which covers Brooklyn and her home borough of Queens — and has been a registered Democrat for seven years.
A CNBC spokesperson told TheWrap, “Michelle Caruso-Cabrera is not a CNBC employee and hasn’t been since September 2018. She will take a leave from her role as CNBC Contributor for the duration of the campaign. “
According to a report from the network, the former anchor “is known to be a skeptic of government and a proponent of free markets.”
In 2010, Caruso-Cabrera published her book, “You Know I’m Right: More Prosperity, Less Government.”
“Michelle Caruso-Cabrera is the granddaughter of working-class Italian and Cuban immigrants. When Michelle’s grandparents first arrived in America, they worked arduous overnight shifts and took dangerous jobs in the meatpacking industry to pay the rent and feed their children,” according to her website. “Watching her grandparents and her parents work long hours is how Michelle learned about achieving the American dream.”
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