As expected, state Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-Brooklyn/Staten Island) announced that she will challenge freshman Rep. Max Rose (D-Staten Island) next year. Mr. Rose unseated Rep. Dan Donovan (R-Staten Island) in November on a 52-46% count.
Ms. Malliotakis is reportedly the National Republican Congressional Committee’s first choice to run against Rep. Rose, but first she will likely tangle with former Congressman and convicted felon Michael Grimm in the Republican primary. Mr. Grimm says he intends to run again. After returning from serving his prison sentence for tax evasion, he challenged Rep. Donovan and lost the primary in a 63-37% landslide.
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