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Dem. Congressional Campaign Chief Maloney Ousted in N.Y. House Race

'A sitting House Campaign Committee Chair has not lost re-election since 1992... '

(Joshua Paladino, Headline USA) The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman lost his New York House seat to a one-term state assemblyman in an historic upset stemming from Tuesday’s midterms.

Five-term Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., became the first sitting DCCC chair to lose his seat since 1980, Fox News reported. Republicans last lost their House campaign committee chairman in 1992 when a primary opponent defeated former Rep. Guy Vander Jagt, R-Mich.

Michael Lawler, a 36-year-old New York State Assemblyman, defeated Maloney in a race that most forecasters called a toss-up or Democrat-leaning. Lawler defeated Maloney by 5%.

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Lawler entered politics in 2020 when he defeated seven-term New York State Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee, making him two-for-two in races against Democrat incumbents.

In a debate, Lawler focused on Maloney’s vote for the Inflation Reduction Act, a massive tax-and-spend bill that has likely accelerated inflation through increased government spending.

Lawler said he would reduce government spending to curb inflation.

Earlier tonight I appeared on @FoxNews to discuss @spmaloney telling residents to go eat @ChefBoyardee if gas prices and groceries go up. On Tuesday voters can #FireMaloney and we can finally tackle inflation and the cost of living. pic.twitter.com/RTM3gJczcE

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As New York state has one of the extreme no-limit abortion laws in the nation, Lawler vowed not to support a national abortion ban. He stated that abortion should be allowed when the baby was conceived through rape or incest or when the pregnancy threatens the mother’s life.

Maloney supported the Democratic Party’s radical pro-abortion legislation, the Women’s Health Protection Act of 2022, which would have eliminated Roe v. Wade and replaced it with laws to support abortion up until and after birth.

The DCCC contributed $600,000 to Maloney’s campaign.

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