Rose challenges Malliotakis to ‘no lying’ election contest


Former Congressmember Max Rose is suggesting the unthinkable: for two politicians, at each other’s throats for the chance to represent a coveted swing seat in Congress, to refrain from lying for five entire weeks.

Rose, the Democratic nominee for his old Staten Island and southern Brooklyn seat in Congress, on Thursday announced he signed a pledge not to lie or mislead in any campaign material until the Nov. 8 election — and he hopes his opponent, incumbent Republican Rep. Nicole Malliotakis, will do the same.