Rep. Max Rose (D-NY) conceded the race for New York’s 11th Congressional District on Thursday, making Republican Nicole Malliotakis the district’s next congresswoman.
“As we continue to count every ballot and are on track to dramatically narrow the gap by tens of thousands of votes to a 4-5% margin, it is now clear that we will fall short of 50.1%. I have called to congratulate @NMalliotakis on her win and concede the #NY11 race,” Rose said in a statement on Thursday.
The race serves as a pickup for Republicans in one of the 13 congressional districts that President Donald Trump won by more than six percent during the 2016 presidential election. House Democrats managed to flip the seat during the 2018 midterm elections. Trump won the district by roughly ten percent.
Malliotakis, a former New York state assemblywoman, will become the district’s next congresswoman in January.
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