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Immigrant From Jamaica Announces GOP Bid to Challenge AOC in 2020

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A Jamaican immigrant and New York businesswoman is launching a campaign for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) congressional seat in 2020.

Scherie Murray announced today on Twitter her run for office, telling followers, “You deserve someone who will fight for you, not fight for the limelight. Someone who will build bridges, not burn them down. Join me, let’s #unitethefight, & build bridges together:

Murray told Fox News, “There is a crisis in Queens, and it’s called AOC. And instead of focusing on us, she’s focusing on being famous. Mainly rolling back progress and authoring the job-killing Green New Deal and killing the Amazon New York deal.”

Murray was born in Jamaica and came to the United States with her family at the age of nine. In 2004, she started her own company for minorities in media called the Esemel Group and generated employment opportunities for minorities across the city.

According to her website, “Scherie is also a proud Veterans advocate and continually works to revitalize her district by advocating for small businesses and economic development, promoting more school choices for parents, strengthening community police relations with commonsense solutions, and starting a larger dialogue around comprehensive immigration reform.”

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