Aug 23, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Former Rep. Max Rose wins primary over progressive challenger

Max Rose

Max Rose during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in September 2020. Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Former Rep. Max Rose (D-N.Y.) won the primary in New York's 11th District on Tuesday night, defeating progressive challenger Brittany Ramos DeBarros, according to the Associated Press.

Why it matters: The win puts Rose on track for a rematch against incumbent Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R) in the midterms.

The big picture: New York's 11th District, comprised of Staten Island and parts of southern Brooklyn, is considered New York City's only swing district.

DeBarros, a fellow U.S. Army veteran and progressive activist, had been endorsed by progressive groups such as Brand New Congress, Working Families Party and Sunrise Movement New York City.

  • Rose also beat out longtime teacher Komi Agoda-Koussema.

Rose faced criticism this month for refusing to participate in a scheduled debate with DeBarros, which would have been the only debate of the primary. Agoda-Koussema also did not RSVP to the event.

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