Retired Army Captain enters race to unseat Garbarino

Ronkonkoma, NY – After much consideration, the Cornicelli for Congress Campaign is excited to announce that we will be running in the 2nd Congressional District. Captain Cornicelli is looking forward to challenging Andrew Garbarino for this seat in the June Republican Primary Election. When asked about this decision, Robert said:

“My staff and I have met and we think it’s best to run in the second, not just for us but also for the American people. Right now, [Andrew] Garbarino is doing a disservice to the people who got him to Congress. He’s given up true Republican values and has time and again voted for his own interests instead of in the interests of the people of this district.

Garbarino has continuously strayed away from the conservative Republican values the people of his district embody. He’s aligned himself with Pelosi, AOC, and The Squad and the rest of the Radical Left. He voted with them on the Jan 6 Commission, H.R. 8, and again with the infrastructure bill. My team and I have been discussing this option and it’s now clear to me that the people of the 2nd need someone who is going to fight for their interests, not his own.

I love America and all her people. Our campaign thinks it best to take the fight to the 2nd so we can help people who need it, so that’s what we’re doing.”

Captain Cornicelli and the entire campaign are excited for this opportunity. We look forward to getting out in the field and meeting every voter. Incumbents like Mr. Garbarino believe that they are untouchable after being elected and we are here to prove him wrong. Mr. Garbarino: winning on election night is not the end of your service to the people, it’s just the start. Once in Congress, Cap will fight each day to make the people of New York’s 2nd Congressional District proud.


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