ELECTION ALERT: Tea Party Express Endorses Nicole Malliotakis for Congress in New York

For Immediate Release: June 17, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA: Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, is pleased to announce its endorsement of Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis in New York’s 11th Congressional District.

Tea Party Express Co-Founder and Chief Strategist Sal Russo said, “We are excited to endorse a bold, principled leader to represent Staten Island and the 11th District in Congress, State Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis. A tax fighter with a proven record of standing up to the big government liberals in Albany, she will join with Congressional conservatives to continue draining the swamp in Washington and restoring economic liberty.

“For 10 years, Nicole Malliotakis has represented Staten Island in the New York State Assembly, where she has consistently fought the onerous taxes and stifling government regulations that make New York a difficult state for businesses to thrive and create jobs. In fact, she has voted against raising taxes 336 times. Nicole has established herself as a leader who gets things done for her constituents, whether that’s leading recovery efforts after Superstorm Sandy or fighting to ensure public school dollars are spent in the classrooms. Her leadership and commitment to limited government and economic growth are exactly what the 11th District needs from its member of Congress.

“Liberals like Max Rose have perfected the art of claiming to be moderates in order to win elections and then turning around and voting with the far left. His record reads like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s, with his votes to expand bloated left-wing social programs in response to the Coronavirus pandemic and to undermine President Trump’s job-creating trade agreement with Canada and Mexico. Not only that, he supports a federal government takeover of individual healthcare decisions that will lead to declines in the quality of care, increased costs, and millions of lost jobs.

Nicole Malliotakis isn’t afraid to take a stand on principle, and she will give Staten Island and the 11th District the conservative representation it deserves,” Russo concluded.

The following are statements from local grassroots leaders:

“As a resident of the 11th Congressional District, I know that Nicole Malliotakis will make a fine Member of Congress. A fiscal Conservative with a long history of voting against tax and spending increases in Albany, Nicole will be a voice for pro-growth economic policies in Washington. Our community, and for that matter the nation, would be well served by her election.” – Jerry Kassar, Chairman, NYS Conservative Party

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. With Nicole as our Congressional candidate, we are confident that President Trump is one seat closer to having a Republican Congress to work with in January.” – Brendan Lantry, Chairman, Staten Island Republican Party

“I am thrilled to join President Trump in supporting Nicole Malliotakis for Congress in NY-11. Nicole served us well after being elected to the State Legislature during the Tea Party wave in 2010 and will return the congressional seat in the Red Borough of NYC back to its rightful conservative control.” – Bobby Zhan, Grassroots Activist

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