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.