ELECTION ALERT: Tea Party Express Endorses Lee Zeldin and Andrew Garbarino for Congress in New York

For Immediate Release: October 26, 2020

SACRAMENTO, CA: Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, is pleased to announce its endorsement of Rep. Lee Zeldin in New York’s First Congressional District and State Assemblyman Andrew Garbarino to replace retiring Rep. Peter King in the Second Congressional District.

Tea Party Express Co-Founder and Chief Strategist Sal Russo said, “Election Day is next Tuesday, and the races for New York’s 1st and 2nd Congressional districts are among some of the closest in the entire country. Lee Zeldin and Andrew Garbarino are commonsense conservatives fighting to bring jobs to Long Island and protect its quality of life. Their solid and continued leadership is sorely needed to help fix the broken system in Washington, and we encourage voters to send them to Congress as real champions for New York.

1st District: “Congressman Zeldin is a dedicated public servant with an extensive background of fighting for New Yorkers. He served his country in the U.S. Army for four years, including as an intelligence officer and as a paratrooper in Iraq. After returning home and opening his own law practice, he was elected to the New York State Senate, where he fought to reduce taxes that were hurting middle class families and small businesses. He started the PFC Joseph Dwyer Program to assist New York’s veterans suffering from PTSD and traumatic brain injury. Since his election to Congress in 2014, Congressman Zeldin has worked across party lines to deliver results for Long Island that include funding for infrastructure improvements, support for first responders, and lower federal taxes.

2nd District: “Assemblyman Andrew Garbarino has represented Long Island’s south shore in the New York State Assembly for the past eight years. An attorney and small businessman, he understands the difficulties hard working entrepreneurs and working families face each day due to government overreach. In the New York State Assembly, he voted to cut taxes and eliminate burdensome regulations on small businesses to provide relief for Long Islanders already struggling with one of the nation’s highest costs of living. From protecting our brave law enforcement officers to holding state government accountable for its failures, Andrew has been a consistent voice for law and order in Albany. That’s the sort of leadership we need in Washington to get our economy back on track and keep America safe.

“New Yorkers are hungry for real leadership as they struggle to get back to work and keep their families safe and healthy. With the state’s economy in precarious shape thanks to the coronavirus and years of liberal mismanagement, the last thing hard working families and small businesses need is more taxation, regulations, or failing big government programs. But the Democrats would rather shut down the entire economy and increase taxes on suffering families to pay for more bloated big government programs that stifle economic growth and kill jobs. Both of their Democrat opponents offer the same vision of a stifling big government out of touch with regular citizens. New Yorkers need real relief in the form of economic opportunities and less intrusive government, not the far left’s extreme agenda. Lee Zeldin and Andrew Garbarino will fight for pragmatic solutions that put New Yorkers first,” Russo concluded.

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