Former US Rep. Michael Grimm (R-Staten Island) confirms that he is considering mounting a comeback against the man who succeeded him in Congress, Rep. Dan Donovan (R-Staten Island). Mr. Grimm, a former FBI agent who was forced to resign at the beginning of his third term after being convicted of tax fraud, was released from federal prison after serving seven months.
The former Congressman is already making the argument that Rep. Donovan is “doing a great job as a liberal Democrat.” Mr. Grimm cites the Congressman’s votes “against the President on healthcare, sanctuary cities, and the Second Amendment.” Should this contest develop, it could become a significant primary challenge. Mr. Grimm won his last election 53-41%, even though he was clearly headed for conviction on the federal tax charges. The 11th District voters supported President Trump, 54-44%, in the November national election. It is the lone Republican congressional district in New York City.
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