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The Year of the Conservative Woman — in New York

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Rep. Claudia Tenney (Heather Ainsworth/AP)

By Thursday, 30 July 2020 09:16 AM Current | Bio | Archive

The heated exchange last week between Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D.-NY, and Ted Yoho, R.-Fla, ended as Yoho apologized and “AOC” refused to accept the apology of the lawmaker she accused of sexism.

Republican House Members often face this charge in part because only thirteen of their 200 members are women — contrasted to 88 of the 235 Democrat members.

But Republican operatives feel this will begin to change in 2020 with an enhanced number of female lawmakers in their ranks — nearly all of them conservative.  So far, 45 women have secured Republican nominations for the House. 

Two of the most watched nominees are in New York — State Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, who faces Democratic Rep. Max Rose in the Staten Island-based 11th District and former Rep. Claudia Tenney, who faces a rematch with Democrat Rep. Anthony Brindisi in the upstate 22nd District.

Both Republicans are proud conservatives. They also carry the “Row C” ballot line of the New York Conservative Party, and while inevitably stating the president’s style “is not my style” -- both strongly back the Trump agenda on economic and cultural issues.

And both freely volunteer they are anxious to take on “AOC” on the House floor.

“Public safety is a big issue here, especially with the increase in murder and car thefts we face,” Malliotakis told Newsmax, emphasizing her “long history of supporting the police.”  In contrast, she pointed out, Rose “favors closing Ryker’s Island [New York’s storied prison] and backs the ‘defund the police’ movement.”

In 2017, the Staten Islander carried the Republican and Conservative lines against New York’s leftist Democratic Mayor Bill DeBlasio in a campaign that underscored the mayor’s antagonism toward the police force.

Malliotakis lost her bid for mayor but carried the 11th District handily.  Rose won an upset two years ago in a district that had been in Republican hands for all but two of the previous 38 years. The GOP hopeful points out that, in a district Trump swept by 54 to 44 percent, Rose “did not do himself many favors by voting for impeachment.”

Fresh from winning a contested primary with 68 percent of the vote, Claudia Tenney told Newsmax how she “has a better campaign team and a better turnout in a presidential year” working in her favor.

In 2018, she lost to Brindisi by 4,300 votes in a race that took two weeks to count.  This time, Tenney notes, “my opponent voted for impeachment and did everything [Democratic Gov. Andrew] Cuomo wanted on the virus.  And he’s not helping the police at all.”

Tenney, a lawyer, publisher, and former assemblywoman, has defended the preserving statues of Christopher Columbus and worked to assist local Indian tribes in their struggles with government agencies.

“I offer real help, not rhetoric,” she said.

Both Claudia Tenney and Nicole Malliotakis are sure to be watched by the national media as they attempt to make 2020 “the year of the conservative woman.”

John Gizzi is chief political columnist and White House correspondent for Newsmax. For more of his reports, Go Here Now.

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The heated exchange last week between Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D.-NY, and Ted Yoho, R.-Fla, ended as Yoho apologized and “AOC” refused to accept the apology of the lawmaker she accused of sexism.
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