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 RoseLawmakers fear voter backlash over failure to reach COVID-19 relief deal The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by The Air Line Pilots Association - Pence lauds Harris as 'experienced debater'; Trump, Biden diverge over debate prep Navy cancels training flight over NYC on 9/11 after criticism MORE (D) in November.

Malliotakis, who has earned the support of President TrumpDonald John TrumpOmar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: 'This is my country' Pelosi: Trump hurrying to fill SCOTUS seat so he can repeal ObamaCare Trump mocks Biden appearance, mask use ahead of first debate 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 BlasioNew York City will rename Brooklyn municipal building after Ginsburg New York to honor Ginsburg with statue in Brooklyn The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by The Air Line Pilots Association - White House moves closer to Pelosi on virus relief bill 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 ClintonButtigieg stands in as Pence for Harris's debate practice Senate GOP sees early Supreme Court vote as political booster shot Poll: 51 percent of voters want to abolish the electoral college 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.