Former President Trump Saturday issued a strong endorsement for former Republican Congressman Vito Fossella for New York’s Staten Island Borough President job.
“It is my great honor to endorse Vito Fossella for Staten Island Borough President,” Trump’s statement read.
On Tuesday, Republicans will vote in their primary to pick their candidate for the Borough President position.
Staten Island is one of New York’s five boroughs and the only one that reliably votes Republican. Trump carried the island by 57% of the vote in his 2020 race against Joe Biden.
Trump’s involvement in a local race is somewhat unusual, but Trump has long-time ties to the city where he was born and raised, and has known Fossella for decades.
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