“This should be filed under the category of ‘How is this not a law already?’” Assemblyman Joe Borelli declared today.
Mr. Borelli, a Staten Island Republican, was reacting to today’s news that a federal judge recently dismissed a harassment suit filed by Lihuan Wang, a former intern at Phoenix Satellite Television’s New York bureau, because, as an unpaid intern, she apparently didn’t have standing in the case.
Staten Island Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis has made headlines through her relatively impressive fundraising, and now it looks like her fellow borough Republican, Joe Borelli, is set to join her if he can successfully navigate his upcoming election. His latest filing indicated he’s raised $73,000 with and has $50,000 on hand, which he said was second highest total of any Republican Assembly candidate — after Minority Leader Brian Kolb — this cycle.
“This filing proves the grassroots support I had hoped to have going into this race,” Mr. Borelli said in a subsequent statement. “I am proud that so many Staten Islanders have rallied behind me, and I will work my hardest to not let them down in Albany next year. I could not be in this position without my family, my friends, and my outstanding campaign team and I owe them a great deal of gratitude.”