New York Republican Rep. Nicole Malliotakis picked up the win in her rematch against former Democratic Rep. Max Rose.
Malliotakis had ousted Rose, a decorated former army officer, in 2020 after serving just one term and was able to retain the seat.
Albany Democrats had tried to unseat Malliotakis with redrawn congressional lines that would have added liberal parts of Brooklyn — including Park Slope — to his majority conservative 11th district of Staten Island.
But a judge invalidated the so-called “Hochulmander” – redrawing carried out under Democratic Governor Kathy Hochul – and a special master redrew the lines, saving Malliotakis.
Former President Donald Trump won the former district in the 2020 presidential election with 53.8% of the vote, compared to Joe Biden’s 46.2%.
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Rose tried unsuccessfully to appeal to moderate voters earlier this summer, arguing that the state’s controversial bail laws needed to be changed.
“It’s very simple: Governor Hochul and the legislature must hold a special session to change the bail law. … Judges must have the discretion to detain repeat offenders. Get it fixed,” he told the Post on July 31.
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