In the past few days, former Rep. Dan Donovan (R-Staten Island) confirmed that he will not be seeking a re-match with freshman Rep. Max Rose (D-Staten Island) after the 2018 election resulted in the former’s defeat, 52-46%. But, ex-Rep. Michael Grimm (R-Staten Island), who completed a seven-month term in prison after a tax evasion conviction and then lost soundly to Mr. Donovan in last year’s Republican primary, is again sounding like a candidate.
Republican Party leaders have another idea, however. State Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R) has already announced her candidacy and his clearly favored over Mr. Grimm. Expect this seat, the only New York City district that has a Republican history, to be a major target in 2020.
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