Fundraising success puts her on track to be GOP nominee and take back NY-11

Nicole Malliotakis, the New York State Assemblywoman and candidate for New York’s 11th Congressional District raised the most money of any Republican challenger during the first quarter of 2019 according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) by last night’s midnight deadline.

Malliotakis, who represents portions of Staten Island and Brooklyn in the New York State Assembly, raised $305,564 surpassing all other Republican challengers and coming in second on the list of all challengers from both political parties. Her fundraising numbers were made all the more impressive by the fact that she did not form a committee until the last week of January, which narrowed the actual period of fundraising to only 2 months. In addition, 93% of her donations came from within New York State with the vast majority of those coming from New York City.

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis said, “I want to thank all my supporters for their generosity as I fight to return the 11th Congressional District seat to the Republican Party. Like so many other Americans, they realize that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her far left Democrat colleagues in the House are bad news for America and for New York City and State. Over the past 3 months we’ve witnessed where freshmen Democrats like Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Max Rose want to take this country and, quite frankly, we can’t allow that to happen. During the 18 months between now and the 2020 election, I will focus my energy on raising the millions of dollars it will take to win the race and defeat Congressman Max Rose.”

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s Leadership PAC contributed the maximum $10,000 to the Assemblywoman’s campaign in a strong show of support.

Republican House Members who contributed through their PACs included: Elise Stefanik (NY-21), Lee Zeldin (NY-1), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-5), Martha Roby (AL-1), Susan Brooks (IN-5) and Jackie Walorski (IN-2).

Nicole Malliotakis is in her 5th term representing portions of Staten Island and Brooklyn in the New York State Assembly. In 2017, she was the Republican candidate for Mayor of New York City and carried Staten Island with 70% of the vote and the 11th Congressional District with 67% of the vote.