First-term Staten Island congressman Max Rose is running digitals ads calling fellow Democrat Bill de Blasio “the worst mayor in the history of New York City.”
Rose is locked in a tough re-election battle against Republican challenger Nicole Malliotakis in the 11th congressional district that encompasses Staten Island and southern Brooklyn.
“Bill de Blasio is the worst mayor in the history of New York City,” Rose says in a six second spot as he looks into the camera. “That’s the whole ad.”
Rose makes the same accusation in a 15-second spot. Having a few seconds of air time left, he chuckles, “That’s it guys. Seriously. That’s the whole ad.”
De Blasio is unpopular in the 11th CD.
Malliotakis, a state assemblywoman, was the Republican candidate for mayor against the incumbent in 2017.
While de Blasio handily won re-election citywide, Malliotakis trounced the mayor in more conservative Staten Island, where she captured 70 percent of the vote.
Rose has been