Cuban American rising GOP star Nicole Malliotakis announces run for U.S. Congress

Republican New York State Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, a rising star in the party, announced on Friday she is running for U.S. Congress. As the daughter of a Cuban exile mother, Malliotakis understands the inherent corruption and misery socialism breeds and would offer a much-needed counter to the latest crop of socialist representatives elected to the U.S. House.

Via the New York Post:

Nicole Malliotakis is running for Congress

Republican Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, who mounted an unsuccessful bid against Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2017, announced Friday she’s running for Congress in 2020.

“I had a very encouraging conversation with President Trump and [House GOP} Leader [Kevin] McCarthy and today I filed my paperwork so I can begin raising funds. I will be making an announcement at the appropriate time,” Malliotakis said in a statement to The Post.

Malliotakis’ goal is to take on freshman Democratic Rep. Max Rose for the 11th District that covers Staten Island and parts of southern Brooklyn.

Malliotakis, who represents parts of Staten Island and Brooklyn in the Assembly, lost handily to de Blasio citywide but won Staten Island with 70 percent of the vote.

She initially backed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in the 2016 presidential election but switched to Donald Trump after he received the party’s nomination.

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