DCCC - Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

11/08/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/08/2019 16:26

It’s Official: Joe Caldarera Throws Hat in the Ring

Former Assistant District Attorney Finds 'Political and Financial Backing' to Take on Nicole Malliotakis as NY-11 Primary Heats Up

It's official.

Joe Caldarerawill officially launch his campaign tomorrow, throwing a wrench in the NRCC's plan to clear the primary field for former lobbyist Nicole Malliotakis.

We've warned you for months that this primary was not a lock for the weak-fundraiser, and now here's your proof.

According to National Journal's Kirk Bado, Caldarera 'apparently found' the 'political and financial backing to run a viable campaign' and make his run official.

That can't make Washington Republicans feel good about their hand-picked candidate's chances.

'With declining fundraising, a lack of local endorsements, criminal ties, and a lackluster legislative career-it's no wonder Nicole Malliotakis is getting more challengers,' said DCCC Spokesperson Christine Bennett. 'Lobbyist Nicole is a flawed candidate running a joke of a campaign.'