Former Assistant District Attorney Finds “Political and Financial Backing” to Take on Nicole Malliotakis as NY-11 Primary Heats Up
Joe Caldarera will 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.”