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AOC Challenger Caruso-Cabrera Earns Wall Street Support, GOP

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With the goal of unseating first-term Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democratic socialist and member of the self-proclaimed “Squad,” some major Wall Street players are financially backing her Democratic primary opponent, former business journalist Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, campaign records show.

Caruso-Cabrera, a Republican-turned-Democrat and the daughter and granddaughter of working-class Italian and Cuban immigrants, is challenging Ocasio-Cortez in New York’s primary in the 14th Congressional District, which encompasses neighborhoods in parts of The Bronx and Queens.

In 2018, Ocasio-Cortez catapulted from obscurity to an upset primary win over then-Rep. Joe Crowley, before an election win in November. Crowley had served in Congress since 1999 and was Chair of the House Democratic Caucus.

Caruso-Cabrera is the author of the 2010 book, You Know I’m Right: More Prosperity, Less Government. The book has a foreword by Larry Kudlow, President Donald Trump’s National Economic Council director, and advocates for “fiscal conservatism, limited government and personal responsibility.” She served as CNBC’s Chief International Correspondent for eight years.

Caruso-Cabrera’s top donors feature Blackstone CEO Steve Schwarzman and Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon. They both contributed the maximum $2,800. Schwarzman briefly served as Chairman of President Donald Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum.

Her other key contributors include Home Depot co-founder Ken Langone, a pro-Trump GOP donor, and his wife, Elaine. The couple gifted a combined $11,200 to the former CNBC host’s campaign. Ken and Elaine gave the maximum donation of $2,800 each for the primary and general election. By law, Caruso-Cabrera can only spend half of that total for the primary, which will be held on June 23.

Earlier this week, the New York Post reported that Republicans have contributed to Caruso-Cabrera’s campaign, as well as an “anti-AOC” super PAC partly financed by her husband Stephen Dizard, an investment banker and GOP-donor.

Federal Elections Commission (FEC) reports show Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign has raised $10.5 million compared to Caruso-Cabrera’s $2 million. The first-time incumbent had $4.6 million in cash-on-hand to Caruso-Cabrera’s $1 million.

“It’s not surprising that Republicans would finance the campaign of a lifelong Republican in a Democratic primary,” Ocasio-Cortez’s spokeswoman, Lauren Hitt, told the New York Post. “While we have pushed against corporate power with policies that favor everyday working Americans, those donors prefer to bankroll a candidate who answers to Wall Street over the needs of our constituents.”

Caruso-Cabrera’s campaign told the Post that she is the best candidate to create jobs in New York, a city that has been ravaged by homelessness, job loss and looting.

“New York businesses are supporting a Caruso-Cabrera because she wants to create jobs for people. What’s bad about that? Compare that with AOC, who chased 25,000 jobs out of New York,” Caruso-Cabrera’s campaign spokesman Hank Sheinkopf told the New York Post.

SaraACarter.com will continue to report on New York’s primary races.

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PJ Media report: SHOCKER! WaPo Update About Mar-A-Lago Raid Doesn’t Fit the Narrative

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PJ Media’s Kevin Downey Jr. has dissected a Washington Post report regarding findings from the raid of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. “Shocker! WaPo Update About Mar-A-Lag0 Raid Doesn’t Fit the Narrative” Downey Jr.’s report is titled.

“Remember when the FBI raided Trump’s home supposedly looking for “nuclear secrets” a few months back? Guess how that turned out?” the article begins.

I’ll let the quislings at the Washinton Post spell it out:

Federal agents and prosecutors have come to believe former president Donald Trump’s motive for allegedly taking and keeping classified documents was largely his ego and a desire to hold on to the materials as trophies or mementos, according to people familiar with the matter.

In other words, Trump was keeping souvenirs, as everyone else does.

Funny how WaPo sat on that story until after the midterms, right?

But wait, there’s more!

That review has not found any apparent business advantage to the types of classified information in Trump’s possession, these people said. FBI interviews with witnesses so far, they said, also do not point to any nefarious effort by Trump to leverage, sell or use the government secrets. Instead, the former president seemed motivated by a more basic desire not to give up what he believed was his property, these people said.

The WaPo also found no evidence that Trump was looking to “leverage, sell or use the government secrets.”

They threw the idea in near the very end that they still might come up with something juicy:

The people familiar with the matter cautioned that the investigation is ongoing, that no final determinations have been made, and that it is possible additional information could emerge that changes investigators’ understanding of Trump’s motivations. But they said the evidence collected over a period of months indicates the primary explanation for potentially criminal conduct was Trump’s ego and intransigence.

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