Max Rose dodges debate with NY-11 primary challenger Brittany Ramos DeBarros


Former congressional representative Max Rose has thus far refused to debate his Democratic opponent Brittany Ramos DeBarros ahead of the Aug. 23  primary, where both are the top contenders for the chance to face incumbent Republican Rep. Nicole Malliotakis in the November general election.

Early voting in primary races for Congress and State Senate starts on Saturday, but Ramos DeBarros contends that voters in Staten Island and southern Brooklyn aren’t getting the chance to fully weigh the major candidates’ policies and records ahead of Election Day.