Michael Grimm and Dan Donovan will fight to gain votes from Trump fans in Staten Island, Greater New Yorks only conservative stronghold
New York spawned Donald Trump, but since his rise to the presidency the city has come to feel like an independent state, a world away from the obsessions of the man in the Oval Office.
But cross a bridge from hipster Brooklyn or take a free ferry ride from the toe of Manhattan and Trumpland is right there on the doorstep.
Staten Island, the forgotten fifth borough, overlooked by tourists and ignored by most New Yorkers, is a conservative stronghold. Traditionally home to cops and firefighters, Irish and Italians, it voted heavily for Trump in 2016 and will have its say on Tuesday in a Republican primary which can make undisputed claim to be the Trumpiest race of the 2018 midterms.