NEW YORK – On January 6, the Executive Committee of the Staten Island Republican Party voted unanimously to endorse Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis in her bid for New York’s 11th Congressional District.
Malliotakis, a five-term Assemblywoman and former Republican nominee for Mayor of New York City, is one of the National Republican Congressional Committee’s top recruits and has received the support of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, House Whip Steve Scalise, and House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney. Roll Call has rated NY-11 as one of the most competitive House races in the country for the 2020 election cycle.
Staten Island Republican Party Chairman Brendan Lantry said, “Nicole Malliotakis is a proven leader who will stand with President Trump in securing our borders, fighting the socialist, progressive policies of House Democrats, and continuing the pro-growth policies that bring jobs to Staten Islanders. We will spend every day working to defeat Max Rose on November 3rd with Nicole Malliotakis as our nominee.”
Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis said, “I want to thank Chairman Brendan Lantry and the men and women of the Staten Island Republican Executive Committee for their endorsement and support. Nearly a year ago, I entered the race for the 11th Congressional District seat and during that time I have laid the groundwork, assembled a campaign team and raised over $1 million that will be used to defeat Congressman Max Rose.
“The past year has been a tumultuous one, especially in the halls of Congress. Sadly, Max Rose has proven he simply isn’t up to the job. During his campaign and in office, Max Rose claimed that he’s a moderate. But, in reality, he votes with Nancy Pelosi over 95% of the time, and he has caved to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and the socialist squad.
“What’s even more disturbing is the way Max flipped-flopped and joined the ranks of Reps. Jerry Nadler and Adam Schiff in voting for their dubious Articles of Impeachment.
“My New Year’s resolution is to make Max Rose a one term congressman and return the 11th Congressional District to a Republican who will vote with President Trump to secure our borders, create jobs, improve healthcare, and deliver an infrastructure package that benefits our community.”
Nicole Malliotakis represents portions of Brooklyn and Staten Island in the New York State Assembly and was the Republican nominee for NYC Mayor in 2017. She’s currently a candidate for Congress in New York’s 11th Congressional District.