On Thursday, Rep. Max Rose conceded his first race for reelection to Greek American Republican challenger Nicole Malliotakis, for the 11th congressional district, which covers all of Staten Island and a part of Southern Brooklyn. The district has long leaned Republican, and was the only one in the city to go for President Trump in the 2016 election. President Trump endorsed Malliotakis’ campaign and some of his family members, including Donald Trump, Jr., hit the campaign trail on her behalf.
Greek Americana politician Nicole Malliotakis declared victory on election night last week, but Max Rose initially refused to accept defeat, citing thousands of outstanding mail-in ballots cast in the race
Max Rose acknowledged yesterday that he no longer had a path to victory, after all ballots were counted. In a statement yesterday Rose said:
“I have called to congratulate Congresswoman-elect Malliotakis on her win and concede the race. Representing this district has been the honor of my life … I love Staten Island and Brooklyn. I am immensely proud of everything we accomplished in the last two years,”
Max Rose acknowledged yesterday that he no longer had a path to victory, after all ballots were counted.
Greek american Politician Nicole Malliotakis, was on Capitol Hill for freshman orientation when she received the concession call from Rose.. In a statement. Malliotakis said:
“I want to thank everyone who made this hard-fought victory a reality… Rest assured I will be a fighter for the principles I espoused on the campaign trail and the issues that benefit my constituents.”
On Staten Island during her election night party last week, Malliotakis told supporters that Rose’s defeat proved a repudiation of Democrats seeking to put the U.S. on “a destructive path towards socialism.” And she added that:
“Members of that party, with names like Pelosi, Schiff, Nadler, AOC and yes, Max Rose, 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,”