"There's A Crisis In Queens" - Female Republican Jamaican Immigrant To Challenge AOC In 2020

AOC is going to have some competition when she runs for re-election in 2020 - and unlike Joe Crowley, the Democratic Party boss she defeated in a historic, upset primary, her next opponent could be a woman of color, an immigrant and - wait for it - a Republican.

Fox News reports that Scherie Murray, a New York businesswoman who immigrated from Jamaica when she was nine, is launching a campaign on Wednesday to take on AOC.

Murray said that her home borough of Queens is facing a "crisis" - and its name is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

"There is a crisis in Queens, and it’s called AOC," Murray told Fox News. "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."

She launched her campaign with an introductory video detailing her family's move to the US, to her business career. In the video, Murray accuses AOC of choosing "self-promotion over service" and said Queens and the Bronx need someone who will bring in jobs, not turn them away - a reference to AOC's driving Amazon's HQ2 out of NYC.

When it comes to AOC's policies, Murray said they are "far, far to the left" and "not connecting with everyday Americans."

She added that "Medicare-for-all," which AOC supports, isn't as popular with Americans who are happy with their current health-insurance plans. As for AOC's Green New Deal, "we know that it certainly will kill jobs."

Murray isn't the only Republican who has declared their intention to run for the seat: Former police officer John Cummings, medical journalist Ruth Papazian, construction contractor Miguel Hernandez and entrepreneur Antoine Tucker have also thrown their hats into the ring.

There's also been some speculation that establishment Democrats could rally behind Joe Crowley to stage a primary challenge to AOC.

Murray's campaign materials don't mention Trump, but when asked if she is a Trump supporter, she replied "yes." She also said she doesn't believe President Trump is a racist.

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