December 11, 2013 8:43 pm -

Former Staten Island Congressman Vito Fossella (right), who left office after he was stopped for DWI and it was discovered he had a secret family, is being asked by New York Republicans to run again.

Republicans are so nervous about Staten Island Rep. Michael Grimm’s (pictured, left) re-election chances that they’ve quietly reached out to former GOP Congressman Vito Fossella — who quit five years ago after confessing to having a secret second family — to make a comeback for his old seat, The Post has learned…

Fossella, 48, told The Post that he has been contacted by local and national Republicans — including former congressional colleagues and other D.C. power brokers — to sound out his interest in returning to Congress.

“There are significant people who have approached me to run,” Fossella said. “They say I did a good job and should enter the public arena again…

He then confessed to having a secret second life, fathering a child in an extramarital affair with a retired Air Force lieutentant colonel.

Fossella did not seek re-election that year.

Now a managing director at Al D’Amato’s lobbying firm, Park Strategies, Fossella has since reconciled with his first family.