The Democratic Congressional Marketing campaign Committee is eyeing a Staten Island candidate as a contender to flip a Home seat.
Max Rose, operating for the seat now held by Rep. Dan Donovan, has been chosen for the DCCC’s “Crimson to Blue” program — one among simply 18 candidates to this point nationwide to make the record.
In a press release, DCCC chairman Ben Ray Luhan referred to as Rose “one of many strongest challengers within the nation.”
“As an U.S. military fight veteran, Infantry Firm Commander within the Nationwide Guard and nonprofit govt, Max Rose has devoted his life to serving America and giving again to New York Metropolis,” he mentioned.
This system isn’t a DCCC endorsement, however it does assist arm candidates with organizational and fund-raising help.
Rose has already posted sturdy fund-raising — raking in $330,000 within the fourth quarter of final yr.
“We’re proud to be acknowledged as one of many high campaigns within the nation and we’re simply getting began,” Rose mentioned.
If Rose makes it to the overall, he could not face Donovan — Republican Michael Grimm, who beforehand held the seat and stepped down following a felony conviction, is operating a main problem.