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Republican Nicole Malliotakis wins New York primary to challenge Max Rose

Republican Nicole Malliotakis wins New York primary to challenge Max Rose
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New York Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis won the June 23 Republican primary in New York's 11th District and will challenge Rep. Max RoseMax RoseOvernight Defense: Austin takes helm at Pentagon | COVID-19 briefing part of Day 1 agenda | Outrage over images of National Guard troops in parking garage Austin sworn in as nation's first Black Pentagon chief We lost in November — we're proud we didn't take corporate PAC money MORE (D) in November.

Malliotakis, who has earned the support of President TrumpDonald TrumpThe Memo: The Obamas unbound, on race Iran says onus is on US to rejoin nuclear deal on third anniversary of withdrawal Assaults on Roe v Wade increasing MORE and the GOP establishment, won with 70 percent of the vote, prevailing over Joseph Caldarera.

The race was called on Wednesday after a surge of mailed-in ballots delayed results.

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Malliotakis unsuccessfully ran for New York City mayor in 2017, losing to Bill de BlasioBill de Blasio3 shot, including 1 child, in Times Square New York area will lift capacity restrictions May 19 NYC 24-hour subway service resumes May 17 MORE (D).

She will face Rose in November, who was unopposed in his primary as he runs for a second term. Rose ousted then incumbent Rep. Daniel DonovanDaniel (Dan) Michael DonovanRepublican Nicole Malliotakis wins New York primary to challenge Max Rose The Hill's Morning Report — Exploding immigration controversy vexes Washington Progressive group targets GOP moderates on immigration MORE (R) in 2018 by over 6 points in a key swing district in the race for Congress.

President Trump won the Staten Island district in 2016 by 10 points even as Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMcConnell: Taliban could take over Afghanistan by 'the end of the year' Hillary Clinton: There must be a 'global reckoning' with disinformation Pelosi's archbishop calls for Communion to be withheld from public figures supporting abortion rights MORE handily took the state.

Nonpartisan election handicapper The Cook Political Report rates the seat as a "toss up."

New York’s primaries were originally scheduled for April 28, but were moved to June 23 because of the coronavirus pandemic. New York, like elsewhere around the country, has seen a surge in mailed-in ballots that have delayed results.