Dan Donovan

Meet the Challengers Who Outraised House Incumbents
Some Democrats raised two to three times more than GOP lawmakers in third quarter

Democrat Anthony Brindisi raised more money during the third quarter than GOP freshman Rep. Claudia Tenney in New York’s 22nd District. (Tom Williams/Roll Call)

Nearly one year out from the 2018 midterms, challengers outraised nearly 30 percent of the incumbents in competitive races during the third quarter.

Sixteen Republican incumbents in competitive races raised less than their Democratic challengers during the third quarter. One Democratic incumbent was outraised by a GOP challenger.

Grimm Says Lynch Targeted Him to Become Attorney General
Former Congressman staging primary challenge to Donovan

Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., said Loretta Lynch was “put at the top of the list” for attorney general for taking him down. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Former New York Rep. Michael Grimm said that former Attorney General Loretta Lynch targeted him to advance her career.

Grimm said that 14 months before his indictment for tax evasion, he was told that if Lynch could “take me down on anything” that she would be “put at the top of the list” for attorney general.

Bannon Backs Grimm in Comeback Bid
Comes as Grimm stages challenge for old seat

Former Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., poses with former White House strategist Steve Bannon on Wednesday in Washington. (Michael Caputo via Twitter)

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon endorsed former New York Rep. Michael Grimm’s challenge to Republican Rep. Dan Donovan for his old congressional seat.

Former Trump campaign adviser Michael Caputo, now a spokesman to Grimm, tweeted a photo of Grimm with the head of Breitbart News.

New York Democrat Max Rose Raises $320,000 in House Race
Army veteran is challenging GOP Rep. Dan Donovan in 11th District

Army veteran Max Rose is one of several Democrats competing for New York’s 11th District House seat. (Courtesy Max Rose for Congress)

Army veteran Max Rose has raised more than $300,000 in the two months since he entered the race for the Democratic nomination in New York’s 11th District.

Rose is part of a crowded primary field to take on GOP Rep. Dan Donovan in the Staten Island-based district. He raised $320,000 since he launched his campaign in August, according to third quarter fundraising numbers shared exclusively with Roll Call.

Ratings Changes in 15 House Races
Expanding battleground benefits Democrats

With 14 months to go before Election Day, the House battleground continues to take shape. Even though there is some uncertainty about what the political climate will look like next fall and whether normal historical midterm trends will hold under President Donald Trump, the House playing field is expanding, almost entirely in the Democrats’ direction.

As we’ve mentioned plenty of times before (and will likely repeat over and over again), history puts the Republican Party at a disadvantage: The president’s party has lost seats in 18 of the last 20 midterm elections, with an average loss of 33 seats. Democrats need to gain 24 seats next year for a majority.

The Return of Michael Grimm?
Disgraced former New York congressman reportedly gauging interest for a primary challenge to Rep. Dan Donovan

Former Rep. Michael Grimm is weighing a primary challenge to his successor, Rep. Dan Donovan, R-N.Y. (Photo By Tom Williams/Roll Call via Getty Images)

It started out small: Rumors swirled in March that disgraced former Rep. Michael Grimm was considering a political comeback by running for Staten Island borough president.

But now he’s thinking bigger: Grimm wants to win back New York’s 11th District seat, according to local media reports.

Word on the Hill: Get Cultured in Rayburn
Yappy hour, and honoring the Mooch

A preview of the artwork from Asian-American artists on display in Rayburn today. (Courtesy Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation)

There are three different opportunities today to check out Asian-American artists and history in the Rayburn House Office Building.

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation is hosting an art exhibit “War and Refuge: Reflections on the Vietnamese Refugee Experience and Its Applicability to the Global Migration Crisis” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the building’s foyer. The foundation works to educate people about the ideology, history, and legacy of communism in order to create “a world free from the false hope of communism.”

Army Vet Max Rose to Challenge GOP Rep. Dan Donovan
Trump won New York district by 10 points in November

Army veteran and non-profit health care executive Max Rose said he wants to confront a system that he says is “riddled with unfairness.” (Courtesy Max Rose)

Max Rose became the fifth Democrat take on GOP Rep. Dan Donovan Wednesday, but he says his economic message will set him apart from the primary field.

“I’m running because I’m fed up,” Rose, a Staten Island resident, said in an interview. The 30 year-old Army veteran says he will focus on an economic message, and addressing a system that he says is “riddled with unfairness.”

Meet the Republicans Who Voted ‘No’ on the Health Care Bill
All of them outran Trump in their districts in 2016

Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen voted against the health care bill. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

By BRIDGET BOWMAN and SIMONE PATHÉ

Twenty Republicans bucked their party and voted against the health care overhaul on Thursday.

Photos of the Day: Health Care Passes House as Senate Passes Spending Bill
May 4 as captured by Roll Call's photographers

Rep. Glenn Grothman, R-Wis., gives a thumbs up to protesters on the East Front of the Capitol after the House passed the Republicans' bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Thursday. The protesters support the ACA. ( Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

By BILL CLARK and TOM WILLIAMS CQ Roll Call

The Hill was abuzz with activity Thursday as the House passed a health care package to repeal and replace Obamacare