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The Staten Island Democrat is set to face better odds next fall in a rematch against Rep. Nicole Malliotakis.

Max Rose has begun hiring a campaign team since leaving his post on President Joe Biden’s (not shown) Covid task force in June. | Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images

By OLIVIA BEAVERS and ALLY MUTNICK

09/16/2021 04:31 AM EDT

Updated: 09/16/2021 09:15 AM EDT

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Max Rose is officially plotting a comeback bid.

The Staten Island Democrat is preparing to launch a rematch as soon as this fall against GOP Rep. Nicole Malliotakis — and Rose may get a leg up, given the seat will likely become far more favorable in redistricting. It’s a rare spot of optimism for House Democrats in the uphill battle to keep their majority.

The 34-year old Army veteran was one of 13 House Democrats who fell to GOP challengers in the 2020 election, which was brutal for down-ballot candidates. Rose would be the second of those to formally declare another campaign, while half a dozen more continue to mull another run.

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