Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, the Republican candidate for Congress (NY-11) in Staten Island and southwest Brooklyn, was endorsed today by Rep. Peter King (NY-2) a 14 term veteran of the House of Representatives and the well respected dean of the New York’s Republican Congressional delegation. The endorsement, along with previous financial support from PAC’s headed by fellow New Yorkers Rep. Elise Stefanik (NY-21) and Rep. Lee Zeldin (NY-1) is further evidence of the level of support Malliotakis is receiving on her path to becoming the Republican nominee in what is expected to be a hotly contested House race.

Rep. Peter King said, “Nicole Malliotakis personifies the American dream and I am proud to endorse her for Congress. Nicole is young but experienced; thoughtful but hard driving. She knows the people of Staten Island and Brooklyn and shares their values. When Nicole is elected to Congress she will represent those hardworking people and fight hard for their values no matter what special interests might be in her way. With Nicole, real people will always come first. I hope you will join me in standing with Nicole Malliotakis. We need Nicole in Congress!”

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis said, “I’d like to thank Congressman Peter King for his kind words and strong endorsement. His work on the Homeland Security Committee and his efforts in support of the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund as well as his efforts in response to the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, have been an inspiration to all New Yorkers. Peter King is a fighter for New York and I will be proud to serve with him in the U.S. Congress.”