Democrat incumbent concedes Staten Island, N.Y. congressional race

Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 6:45 PM PT – Thursday, November 12, 2020

A tight congressional race in New York came to a close with Republican candidate Nicole Malliotakis declaring victory.

Her Democrat opponent, Incumbent Congressman Max Rose, conceded on Thursday and said it’s clear his campaign will fall short. He added he’s called Malliotakis to congratulate her on her win.

The district represents Staten Island and part of Brooklyn. Before Rose (D-N.Y.) took office in 2018, it was the only Republican district in New York City for years.

Reports said while Rose tried to paint himself as a moderate who didn’t agree with the Democrat party’s progressive wing, the national ‘Defund the Police’ movement still played a major role for the law enforcement-heavy community.

“This race was about the brave men and women of the NYPD and all law enforcement,” Rep. Malliotakis (R-N.Y.) stated.

Malliotakis will be the latest Republican to flip yet another seat in the House of Representatives. She ran on her state assemblywoman history and focused on family values and low crime rates along with public safety.

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