“This race was about the hardworking New Yorker who obeys the law, pays their taxes and gets up every morning and goes to work”
Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, the Republican and Conservative Party candidate in the hotly contested race for New York’s 11th Congressional District (Brooklyn-Staten Island), declared victory Tuesday night as supporters gathered under a tent set up behind her Staten Island, New York, headquarters. The five term new York State Assemblywoman said her victory would, “resonate from New York’s City Hall to the halls of Congress.” She also stated that her campaign was about, “the hardworking New Yorker “who obeys the law, pays their taxes and gets up every morning and goes to work” and “about a shining city that, in a matter of months, lost its luster, closed its businesses, boarded up its windows and turned over its streets to the criminal element.”
The full text of Assemblywoman Malliotakis’ remarks may be found below:
“Today, Staten Island and Southern Brooklyn sent a loud and clear message that will resonate from City Hall to the Halls of Congress.
I entered this race with eyes wide open knowing that victory wouldn’t come easy. But, from the start I knew this race was never about me.
This race was always about you, the hardworking New Yorker who obeys the law, pays their taxes and gets up every morning and goes to work.
This race was about the brave men and women of the NYPD and all our law enforcement and first responders; those who keep our city safe and rush into danger in our hour of need. Men and women who always have our back….and believe me, this is one elected official who will always have their back!
This race was about the immigrant family, just like my parents, struggling to survive in a new country and a new city ….and praying that their small business will succeed and that, they too, will be able to live the American Dream.
This race was about a shining city that, in a matter of months, lost its luster, closed its businesses, boarded up its windows and turned over its streets to the criminal element.
This race was about a nation on the verge of losing its way and political party that seems intent on leading us on a destructive path towards Socialism.
And members of that party, with names like Pelosi, Schiff, Nadler, AOC ….and yes, Max Rose… who were all too happy to needlessly attempt to impeach our President, Donald Trump and do or say anything to defeat him and our Republican Party.
They don’t understand the voters of the 11th Congressional District; they are good and decent people who can’t be bought and won’t tolerate being lied to.
Tonight’s victory is not mine alone, it’s the victory of everyone here tonight and those at home or in their business watching on TV.
Savor our victory tonight; we have returned the 11th Congressional District to the hands of the Republican and Conservative Party thank you for your support and making this victory a reality.