Brooklyn GOP Endorses Malliotakis for Congress


Brooklyn and Staten Island Republicans are increasingly hopeful Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-South Brooklyn, Staten Island) will flip the 11th Congressional District’s hot seat.

On Thursday, the five-term Executive Committee of the Brooklyn Republican Party voted unanimously to endorse the five-term Assemblymember in her 2020 bid against U.S. Rep. Max Rose (D-South Brooklyn, Staten Island). 

The news comes days after Malliotakis received the endorsement of the Executive Committee of the Staten Island Republican Party. And her support doesn’t stop there; in the past year alone, her congressional campaign raised over $1 Million.

Malliotakis has been outspoken in her dissent of key progressive issues, such as the contentious bail reform bill, split-tolling on the Verazzano Bridge, and the House impeachment vote. 

Assembly Member Nicole Malliotakis

“Since his election, Max Rose has clearly shown us where he stands; he’s voted with Nancy Pelosi over 95% of the time and wasted our time and tax dollars on impeaching President Trump instead of focusing on issues that matter to voters, such as passing the US-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement, improving healthcare and bringing much-needed infrastructure funding to fix our subways,” Malliotakis said.

Malliotakis is one of the National Republican Congressional Committee’s top recruits. She was the 2017 Republican nominee for Mayor of New York City, during which she earned 67% of the vote in South Brooklyn and Staten Island. 

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), House Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) and House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) have all chosen Malliotakis as their horse to back. 

These endorsements were expected, but mark a partisan shift in what has been recognized as one of the most competitive House races in the country for the 2020 election cycle. 

GOP County Chairman Ted Ghorra said at her endorsement event, “Nicole Malliotakis has the principles and backbone to stand with the President and the House Republican leadership as they fight against the opioid epidemic, and for sentencing reforms, strong national defense, border security and the pro-growth policies that have given our city, state, and nation record-low unemployment across all demographics and a booming economy; she will make a great Congresswoman!”