Republican mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis brushed aside rival candidate Bo Dietl’s recent complaints on not being granted a waiver allowing him to run in the Republican mayoral primary and his assertion that the New York State Republican chairman and New York County Republican chairwoman quashed his prospects in order to boost Malliotakis. Speaking last night as she arrived at a campaign appearance in Middle Village’s Juniper Valley Park Malliotakis professed disinterest in Dietl’s efforts. She also denied any involvement or influence in the Republican party leaders’ decision to again decline to grant Dietl a Wilson-Pakula.
Shortly after we spoke Malliotakis and Dietl encountered each other – video of their encounter is available here.
Here’s what Malliotakis had to say: