Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, who is challenging Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has turned to Wall Street for funding, according to Fox News.
Some of Wall Street’s biggest names are writing checks for Caruso-Cabrera’s efforts to defeat the freshman Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Some of Caruso-Cabrera’s donors include Blackstone CEO Steve Schwarzman and Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon.
Both offered the maximum donation of $2,800 for the Democratic primary against the far-left freshman AOC.
According to the Financial Times, 5 other Blackstone employees and three other Goldman Sachs executive also donated to Caruso-Cabrera.
Co-founder of Home Depot and his wife donated a combined sum of $11,200 to Caruso-Cabrera.
However, Ocasio-Cortez has raised $10.5 million in campaign contributions to Caruso-Cabrera’s $2 million.
“It’s not surprising that Republicans would finance the campaign of a lifelong Republican in a Democratic primary,” said Ocasio-Cortez’s spokeswoman, Lauren Hitt.
“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.”
“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,” said Caruso-Cabrera spokesman Hank Sheinkopf.
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The Post previously reported that pro-President Trump Republicans and corporate types contributed to Caruso-Cabrera’s campaign as well as an anti-AOC super PAC partly financed by her husband, investment banker and GOP donor Stephen Dizard.
Caruso-Cabrera, a former business journalist and CNBC host, is challenging Ocasio-Cortez in next Tuesday’s June 23 primary in the 14th Congressional District that takes in neighborhoods in parts of The Bronx and Queens.
The first-time incumbent had $4.6 million in cash on hand to Caruso-Cabrera’s $1 million, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.
Caruso-Cabrera’s camp defended the Wall Street donations, saying the finance money is coming because she’s the pro-jobs candidate while Ocasio-Cortez opposed the aborted Amazon plan to open a headquarters along the Queens waterfront that the company said would have created 25,000 jobs.