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  • Grimm defeats Recchia in 11th Congressional District race

    11/04/2014 8:17:12 PM PST · by SMGFan · 1 replies
    Brooklyn news 12 ^ | November 4, 2014
    UPDATE 11:05 PM: Rep. Michael Grimm has defeated Democratic challenger Domenic Recchia for the 11th Congressional District seat. We will continue to update this story with additional information. Original story below.
  • Is Michael Grimm’s 19 point lead an outlier or the “drawback” wave before an election tsunami?

    11/02/2014 12:20:15 PM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/2/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The poll sampled 15 percent, (47/32) more Democrats than Republicans; and this was a fair reflection of the 11th Congressional District of New York. But that didn’t help Democrat challenger Domenic Recchia one bit. The results were devastating for the Democrats’ dreams of connecting the dots and controlling every C.D. in New York City. By way of full disclosure it must be noted the Recchia is a classic Democrat, “Charlie McCarthy crash dummy” who will repeat anything he is told to say by Chuck Schumer or Nancy Pelosi. Nevertheless, that is one of the factors that makes this survey result...
  • Chuck Todd Says Staten Island Race 'Fight Between Mob Families'

    10/21/2014 5:42:21 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Did Chuck Todd just do it again? His comment a couple of weeks ago that Dem Alison Lundergan Grimes "disqualified herself" for refusing to say whether she voted for Barack Obama was quickly made into an ad by the McConnell campaign. On today's Morning Joe, Todd made a highly quotable claim about another race. Todd described the campaign for a congressional seat in a district located in Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn as "a fight between mob families." That sent Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough scrambling to disassociate themselves from the Meet the Press moderator. And at the end...
  • A Republican wave? Maybe not, but nothing out there really says otherwise

    09/20/2014 10:29:53 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/20/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    I’m so disgusted with the Republicans that I’m actually expecting nothing from the coming election. Nevertheless, there are a few nettlesome facts that kind of stand in the way of those who are ready to throw themselves over a cliff worrying about a Democrat comeback. In Iowa, for example, Joni Ernst is up 6 points in a race that is supposed to be “thisclose.” In Colorado, Cory Gardiner is up 8 points and Democrat Governor John Hickenlooper is down by 10. The actually embattled Mary Landrieu is down 13 points (51/38) to Bill Cassidy in Louisiana and Scott Brown is...
  • Guy Molinari, Geraldo Rivera come to defense of GOP Rep. Michael Grimm

    04/30/2014 6:55:05 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    Staten Island Advance ^ | Tom Wrobleski
    Rep. Michael Grimm (R-Staten Island/Brooklyn) got some full-throated support from ally Guy Molinari and radio talk show host Geraldo Rivera on Tuesday. Appearing on Rivera's radio show on WABC, Molinari called Grimm "a great American" said he was certain that the criminal case against Grimm was a political witch hunt aimed at defeating the only GOP member of the city's House delegation. "There's no question about that whatsoever," Molinari said.
  • Staten Island congressman denies 17-minute sex romp in Brooklyn wine bar

    04/30/2014 3:52:06 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 36 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | October 16, 2013 | Joey Scarborough, Dan Friedman, & Corinne Lestch
    Staten Island Rep. Michael Grimm denied reports Tuesday that he had a kinky 17-minute sex romp with a woman in the unisex bathroom of a Brooklyn wine bar. The Republican congressman, who is single, said he didn’t score at The Owl’s Head in Bay Ridge on the Friday preceding the government shutdown two weeks ago. “I will not dignify this absurd distortion of the facts with a response,” the pol said, calling the accusations a “Democrat-led smear campaign.” A source said Grimm went to the bathroom only to check on the woman, who was upset. “It wasn’t 17 minutes,” the...
  • Update: Rep. Michael Grimm to be indicted after long investigation

    04/25/2014 5:59:30 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 22 replies
    silive.com ^ | 4/25/2014 | Tom Wrobleski
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Rep. Michael Grimm (R-Staten Island/Brooklyn) is expected to be indicted by the U.S. Attorney's Office in New York following a long federal investigation, his attorney told the Advance. In a statement to the paper, Washington D.C. attorney William McGinley said "After more than two years of investigation plagued by malicious leaks, violations of grand jury secrecy, and strong-arm tactics, the U.S. Attorney's Office has disclosed its intent to file criminal charges against Congressman Grimm. We are disappointed by the government's decision, but hardly surprised." McGinley said, "From the beginning, the government has pursued a politically driven...
  • Michael Grimm expected to be indicted

    04/25/2014 2:47:48 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/25/14 | JOHN BRESNAHAN and JAKE SHERMAN
    Rep. Michael Grimm is expected to be indicted by the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, Loretta Lynch, according to the New York Republican’s lawyer. Grimm has been under investigation by federal authorities for alleged campaign finance violations. The federal charges against Grimm, set to be unveiled by next week, are expected to include mail and wire fraud, said a source familiar with the case. The New York Times reported that the charges may be connected to a restaurant that Grimm owned after he left the FBI in 2006, although Grimm’s attorneys could not confirm that at...
  • Letter: At least Recchia doesn't misrepresent what he stands for

    04/13/2014 7:39:18 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    Michael Grimm’s supporters have latched on to the Bill Maher issue as a reason to vote against Domenic Recchia, as though Maher is Recchia’s boss instead of just an irrelevant fool. But Grimm’s actual boss in Congress is far more meaningful — the man who contributed thousands to Grimm’s campaign, John Boehner.
  • Republicans plan to tie Dem challenger Recchia to Mayor de Blasio in bid to keep S.I. seat(edit)

    04/09/2014 2:29:57 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 5 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 9, 2014
    WASHINGTON — Republican strategists have settled on a new strategy in their fight to a keep Staten Island’s lone congressional seat in GOP hands: tie Democratic challenger Domenic Recchia to Mayor de Blasio at every turn.
  • Republicans who voted for the debt ceiling increase

    02/11/2014 5:55:24 PM PST · by bestintxas · 53 replies
    fox news ^ | 2/11/14
    The following Republicans voted Tuesday to raise the government's borrowing limit: John Boehner, R-Ohio. Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va. Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy,R-Calif. Chief Deputy Whip Pete Roskam, R-Ill. Ken Calvert, R-Calif. Dave Camp, R-Mich. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y. Richard Hanna, R-N.Y. Doc Hastings, R-Wash. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. Hal Rogers, R-Ky. Dave Reichert, R-Wash. Chris Collins, R-N.Y. Howard Coble, R-N.C. Charlie Dent, R-Pa. Mike Fitzpatrick, R-Pa. Pete King, R-N.Y. Frank LoBiondo, R-N.J. Buck McKeon, R-Calif. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa. Gary Miller, R-Calif. Ed Royce, R-Calif. John Runyan, R-N.J. John Shimkus, R-Ill. Chris Smith, R-N.J. David Valadao, R-Calif. Frank Wolf,...
  • GOP Rep. Physically Threatens Reporter After Being Asked About Campaign Corruption (Video at Link)

    01/30/2014 4:01:40 AM PST · by tsowellfan · 47 replies
    Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) threatens a NY1 reporter after he is asked about campaign corruption during a post-SOTU interview. "Let me be clear to you, you ever do that to me again I'll throw you off this f***ing balcony," Grimm said, according to NY1. "It's a valid question," Michael Scotto, the reporter, told Grimm. "No, no, you’re not man enough, you’re not man enough. I’ll break you in half. Like a boy," Grimm responded. Here is the transcript released by NY1...
  • Rep. Grimm Withdraws Support from President’s Plan to Strike Syria (GOP-NY)

    09/05/2013 11:36:54 AM PDT · by kristinn · 28 replies
    Rep. Grimm Staten Island ^ | Thursday, September 5, 2013 | Michael Grimm
    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Michael G. Grimm (R,C-SI/Brooklyn) issued the following statement withdrawing support from President Obama’s plan to attack Syria: “When President Obama announced his plans to strike Syria in response to the discovery that the Assad regime used chemical weapons to kill thousands of men, women and children; my initial reaction, as a Marine combat veteran, was to stand by the Commander in Chief and support immediate, targeted strikes. I believed that the reputation and credibility of the United States was on the line and that we had to send a strong message that the use of...
  • Gun rights betrayal

    02/26/2013 5:18:39 AM PST · by batmast · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 25, 2013 | Jack Kemp
    Their official name is the Richmond County Tea Party Patriots -- and they arguably put Congressman Michael Grimm (R-NY) in office twice, first in 2010 when Tea Party supported this U.S. Marine veteran for the U.S. House, and again in 2012. Grimm won the 2010 general election for his district which covers both parts of New York City's Staten Island and Brooklyn with 51 percent of the vote. Ron Devito also created a video of the entire collection of speeches. It can be seen on YouTube.
  • NYC rep.'s campaign office burglarized (GOP Rep. Michael Grimm)

    09/24/2012 8:22:48 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies
    UPI ^ | Sept. 24, 2012
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The campaign headquarters for a New York City congressman was burglarized overnight and police say some computers may have been tampered with. Rep. Michael Grimm, a Republican, said the burglars broke through two windows, possibly to cover up having deleted several computer hard drives with election-related data on them. Grimm told the Staten Island (N.Y.) Advance his campaign had backed up the data regarding polling, voter registration and identification just hours prior to the break-in and no actual data was lost. "Whoever did this, the people responsible are very ignorant, and they don't...
  • Rep. Grimm Gives GOP Weekly: Obama Needs To "Wake Up To Reality"

    08/06/2011 11:48:28 AM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 24 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Aug. 6, 2011 | U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.)
    "Hello, I’m Congressman Michael Grimm from the great state of New York, proudly representing Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn. After serving my country in combat with the United States Marine Corps and deep undercover with the FBI, I decided to go out on my own and start a small business. I’ve seen firsthand how politicians and bureaucrats can make it harder to meet a payroll and create jobs. The latest jobs report shows that President Obama’s ‘stimulus’-driven policies are simply not working. The overspending, overtaxing, and over-regulating coming out of Washington is creating uncertainty and holding our job creators...
  • Freshmen shrugging off Tea Party primary threats over spending deal

    04/14/2011 8:16:56 AM PDT · by Qbert · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/14/11 | Shane D’Aprile
    House Republicans aren’t worried about primary threats from Tea Party activists, who are unhappy with the level of spending cuts in the 2011 budget deal and the possibility of raising the debt limit. Mark Meckler, co-founder of one of the nation’s largest Tea Party groups, said votes in favor of the budget deal and raising the debt ceiling will make for a toxic electoral combination for House Republicans. “I’m literally getting emails by the hour from people talking about primary challenges,” Meckler, a leader of the Tea Party Patriots, said. But freshman members of the House don’t appear concerned. “It’s...
  • Reports: Palin-Backed Candidate in Staten Island Wins

    09/14/2010 9:13:17 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 32 replies
    WNYC ^ | September 14, 2010 at 11:04 PM | Azi Paybarah
    Sarah Palin’s candidate in the Republican primary on Staten Island, Michael Grimm, beat his challenger, Michael Allegretti, according to New York 1 News and the Daily News. Grimm, who was also backed by Rudy Giuliani, was a former FBI agent and Marine veteran. He was criticized for raising a lot of money outside the district, and not having lived there as long as Allegretti, whose family ran a local business on the Brooklyn side of the district. [...] Grimm will take on freshman Rep. Michael McMahon, a moderate Democrat who has the backing of the Conservative Party and who voted...
  • MAFPAC Supporting Michael Grimm for Congress, Rally on Thursday

    09/01/2010 6:05:22 PM PDT · by our_retired_explorer · 1 replies
    MAF Freedom PAC ^ | MAF Blogger Danny
      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 1, 2010 CONTACT: Danny Gonzalez (714) 926 - 6189 danny@moveamericaforward.org "Move America Forward" Endorses Michael Grimm for Congress   Staten Island, NY – The nation's largest pro-troop organization, Move America Forward, is endorsing Marine Corps and FBI veteran Michael Grimm for Congress. “Michael Grimm has proven himself to be a capable and principled leader both on the battlefield and off.” said Gold Star mother, Debbie Lee with Move America Forward. “Michael has put his own life on the line for our nation, as so many of our brave troops have, and he proved himself...
  • Sarah Palin Endorsement: Gomez For 2nd & Grimm For 13th NY Congressional Districts

    07/28/2010 2:09:12 PM PDT · by MaxCUA · 5 replies
    I’m happy to endorse two more Commonsense Conservatives running for Congress from the great state of New York. John Gomez, a native Long Islander, is running in New York’s 2nd Congressional District. As a successful business owner, John understands how to incentivize job creation to get our economy moving again. He’s dedicated to reining in the reckless spending in DC and returning us to our core principles of limited government and fiscal responsibility. Please join me in supporting John by visiting his website at www.gomez2010.com and following him on Facebook and Twitter. Michael Grimm, a former Deputy U.S. Marshall and...