Rep. Max Rose, who represents Staten Island and part of Brooklyn, is campaigning to win reelection in New York City’s most conservative district by blasting Mayor Bill de Blasio, a fellow Democrat.
Rose, a first-term member of Congress, defeated Republican Rep. Dan Donovan in 2018 in the 11th Congressional District, rated an R+3 toss-up by the Cook Political Report. The seat has swung frequently between both parties in recent election cycles due to redistricting, retirements, scandals, and resignations.
However, the district is the most politically conservative in the city, and it is where many law enforcement officers and firefighters reside with their families. Since the beginning of his tenure of nearly seven years, the mayor of New York never had many allies among this group of city workers.
Many New York Police Department officers blame de Blasio for the skyrocketing violent crime in the city as a result of the policies by the mayor and the City