Ousted White House press secretary Sean Spicer is advising New York State Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis in her battle to win the Republican nomination to run against Congressman Max Rose, who represents Staten Island and a sliver of Brooklyn.
Afghanistan war vet Rose pulled off an upset win over Dan Donovan, who was NYC’s sole Republican Congressman, during the 2018 election
Spicer, who appears on “Dancing with the Stars,” told the New York Post that Malliotakis is electable, adds diversity to the party and has a solid record.
He’s providing strategic advice and doing direct mail for the candidate.
She must first head off a Republican primary threat from the district's former Congressman, convict Michael Grimm, who stepped down after pleading guilty to tax evasion,
Before taking the White House press secretary job, where he vastly overestimated the crowd size at Donald Trump’s inauguration at the command of the president and donned a bunny outfit for the White House Easter Egg Roll, Spicer was spokesperson for the Republican National Committee.
He says the GOP must win conservative districts like the NY-11 if the party wants to return to the majority in Congress.