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Who’s Threatening House Members in 2020?

Congressional District 11

Staten Island, Brooklyn

Incumbent: Max Rose (D)

2016 presidential results: Trump +10

2018 Democratic primary results: Rose 65%, Michael DeVito 19%, Others combined 16%

2018 general results: Rose (D) 53%, Dan Donovan (R-incumbent) 47%

2020 declared candidates: Rose, Nicole Malliotakis (R), Joseph Saladino (R), Joseph Caldarera (R), Richard-Oliver Marius (D)

First-term Rep. Max Rose is a rare Democrat to represent the traditionally red Staten Island seat, and a number of Republicans are lining up for the primary, hoping to be the one to flip the seat in November 2020. Five-term Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis seems to be the front-runner and has already earned support from the national GOP establishment, which has helped her with fundraising. Joseph Saladino, a 25-year-old YouTube personality known for his pranks, has also declared.

So has Joe Caldarera, a 27-year-old, staunchly conservative former assistant district attorney in Brooklyn.

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