Business_news Max Rose and Nicole Malliotakis vie to represent New York’s 11th Congressional District


  • First-term incumbent Rep. Max Rose faces off against Republican Nicole Malliotakis in New York’s 11th congressional district.
  • New York’s 11th congressional district is home to Staten Island and parts of southern Brooklyn, and has traditionally voted Republican until Rose flipped the district in 2018. 
  • The district voted for President Donald Trump by about ten percentage points in 2016.
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First-term Democratic Rep. Max Rose is facing Republican State RepresentativeNicole Malliotakis in New York’s 11th congressional district. 

Business_news The candidates

Rose, the incumbent, is an Army veteran and former Ranger. He was awarded a Bronze Star and Purple Heart after being wounded in an IED explosion during his tour of Afghanistan. In addition to being a member of Congress, Rose is acompany commander in 69th Infantry Battalionof the New York Army National Guard. 

Malliotakis has been a member of the New York State Assembly since 2010 where she is currently theonly Republican womanand Hispanic Republican to represent the state. She was the 2017 Republican nominee for Mayor of New York City which she lost to incumbent Mayor Bill de Blasio. 

Business_news The district

The 11th congressional district includes all of the borough of Staten Island and parts of the Bay Ridge, Bath Beach, and Gravesend neighborhoods of Brooklyn. 

Despite being located in otherwise deep-blue New York City, the 11th district has traditionally voted Republicanand has been known for years as a conservative bastionand a counterweight to the rest of the city thanks to a number of overlapping demographic factors including its base of white, blue-collar voters, including a substantial contingent of active and retired New York City police officers and firefighters.  

The 11th district voted for President Donald Trump by a margin of nearly ten percentage points in 2016, but Rose flipped the district in 2018, beating the Republican incumbent,Dan Donovan, by a margin of over six percentage points. 

Business_news The money race

According to theCenter for Responsive Politics, Rose has raised $5.7 million, or about $4 million more than Malliotakis with $1.7 million. Rose has $4.3 million on hand while Malliotakis has only $956,000 remaining.

Business_news What experts say

The race between Rose and Malliotakis is rated as a “toss-up” byInside Elections,Sabato’s Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia Center for Politics, The Cook Political Report.

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