…That’s what Staten Island political columnist Tom Wrobleski reported in this weekend’s Staten Island Advance.
Less than two years after capturing the North Shore City Council seat, Democrat Debi Rose may have her eyes on a higher-profile post.
Sources have told the Advance that Ms. Rose is considering a run for Congress next year against Rep. Michael Grimm (R-Staten Island/Brooklyn).
“She is exploring the possibility of running for Congress,” a knowledgeable Democrat told the Advance. “There’s a lot of talk about it among her supporters. I think she’s very interested in doing this.”
When asked about her intentions, Ms. Rose did not deny that she is looking at a House run.
“While I am not ready to reveal my future political plans at this time, I am doing an assessment of the best way to continue to serve the people of Staten Island,” she said.
The incumbent Democrat who Grimm defeated by two percentage points in 2010, Mike McMahon, remains non-committal, waiting, according to people who have spoken with him, to see what the district lines look like following reapportionment.
Rose would likely have a tough time winning a borough-wide race. She is a favorite of the island’s progressive wing, but barely won a seat in the North Shore council district against a Kenny Mitchell, a former McMahon aide.