Behind the scenes of one of the midterms' biggest upsets — Democrat Max Rose's defeat of incumbent Republican Dan Donovan on Staten Island

Many had been canvassing for days, if not weeks or months. I met volunteers who’d taken months off of their jobs to work for the campaign, and some who’d only joined a few days prior.

Many were drawn to Rose for the opportunity to help him achieve what many considered impossible: flipping the reddest district in New York City. Jack Donohue, a member of Rose’s campaign, admitted that while he disagreed with a few aspects

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