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For Immediate Release:
December 29, 2023
Betsy Davidson


Suozzi Campaign: It’s either yes or no.

Glen Cove, NY – In the ongoing saga of yet another Republican asking the people of New York’s Third Congressional District to send them to the United States Congress even as they are less than forthcoming (read: George Santos), the Suozzi for Congress campaign, today, continued to point out that opponent Mazi Pilip has not given a straight answer when asked about a major issue.

Asked if she agreed with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last year to overturn Roe v. Wade, Pilip said, “Abortion is a personal decision,” and once again, did not answer the question.

As she has in her last two campaigns, Pilip is running on the Nassau Conservative Party line, which states that abortion should be banned, even in the cases of rape or incest.

“As we have for the last several days, today we have one simple question for Mazi Pilip,” stated Suozzi for Congress senior advisor Kim Devlin.

Do you agree with the Conservative Party’s position on abortion?

“It’s either yes or no. Simple,” continued Devlin.

People are discovering that getting Pilip to give a straight answer is not that easy. On December 14 2023, the New York Times reported that “when Ms. Pilip was asked to state her position on a national abortion ban, a spokesman for the Nassau County Republican Party cut in to say that the candidate did not intend to ‘get through the whole platform here.’”

Just five days later, on December 19, 2023, she told Jewish Insider, “Abortion is a very personal decision, OK?” Pilip told JI. “Now, I am a religious person, I have seven children, so I am pro-life. However, I’m not going to push my own beliefs on any woman. Therefore, I’m not going to support a national abortion ban.”

“Mazi Pilip’s answers are half of this and half of that, and they add up to less than nothing,” stated Devlin.

Pilip’s latest “doubletalk” comes after giving another evasive, non-committal statement about her position on assault weapons, as well as refusing to tell voters whether she voted for Donald Trump in the 2020 Presidential election.

Adding insult to injury, Pilip has agreed to participate in only one debate that excludes Queens voters, on February 8, 2024, only five days before the election, February 13, 2024, and, more importantly, five days after early voting begins.

Pilip needs to come out of hiding and debate Suozzi as much as possible to ensure the people of Nassau and Queens will be fully informed of who they next send to Washington to represent their interests.


Tom Suozzi, trained as an attorney and CPA, is the former Congressman for New York’s 3rd Congressional District, Nassau County Executive, and Mayor of Glen Cove. Tom has committed his 30-year public service career to delivering for his constituents. His philosophy of working with anyone who shares his goal of solving problems and delivering for his constituents has guided his career and led to notable accomplishments on issues including protecting the environment, common-sense gun safety, full access to reproductive health care, immigration, caring for our veterans, affordable healthcare, and fiscal responsibility.

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