Staten Island Democratic Committee endorses candidate in Grimm-Donovan Congressional race


By Amanda Farinacci  | |

With their hands raised in the air, members of the Staten Island Democratic Committee overwhelmingly voted Tuesday night to endorse Max Rose as their candidate for Congress.

The 31-year-old war veteran was one of seven candidates hoping to win the party’s backing for the Congressional seat representing Staten Island and a slice of Southern Brooklyn.

“I’m more excited to do this than I ever have been, and I’m absolutely honored and humbled by all the support we’ve seen so far,” Rose said.

In the district, like elsewhere in America, President Trump has energized the opposition. National Democrats have identified the seat as one that they hope to win back, tapped as part of its so-called “Red to Blue” program.

That support and an aggressive fundraising campaign have helped Rose raise more than $800,000 for his campaign war chest.

“I’m very confident that we’re going to have enough money to push out our message, but more importantly than that, it’s the right message because it’s truthful,” Rose said.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.
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