Campaigns on Staten Island, NY are always known for their “no holds barred” styles and the Republican congressional primary challenge between Rep. Dan Donovan (R-Staten Island) and former Rep. Michael Grimm (R) is certainly no exception. Late last week, Mr. Grimm, who was forced from office because of a federal tax fraud conviction and would subsequently spend seven months in federal prison, claims that Rep. Donovan promised to obtain a pardon from President Trump if he (Grimm) would exit the race. Rep. Donovan denies the accusation, but claims the subject did come up in a conversation that he and the President held. Mr. Donovan claims he did not ask for the pardon, nor did Mr. Trump move in that direction. The New York federal primary is June 26th.
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