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Major Primary Challenger Emerges Against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

• By Robert Wenzel

Longtime CNBC correspondent and anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has launched a challenge in the Democratic primary against socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.

According to a filing late Monday, she will run as a Democrat in that party's primary in the 14th District.

According to CNBC, Caruso-Cabrera is known to be a skeptic of government and a proponent of free markets.

 In 2010, she published a book called "You Know I'm Right: More Prosperity, Less Government."

"I am the daughter and granddaughter of working-class Italian and Cuban immigrants," Caruso-Cabrera said in a statement. "I am so lucky to have had such a wonderful career and I want everybody to have the opportunity that I've had. That's why I'm running."