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Thu Oct 12, 2017, 08:10 AM

D.C. Republicans to Grimm: Stay in Staten Island

Source: Politico




House GOP leaders want no part of the former congressman a year removed from of prison and pursuing his old seat.

By RACHAEL BADE and JOHN BRESNAHAN 10/12/2017 05:04 AM EDT

House Republicans have a message for ex-congressman and convicted felon Michael Grimm: Stay home.

The disgraced former New York congressman, who served seven months in federal prison for tax evasion, wants to reclaim his old Staten Island seat, declaring a primary challenge against his successor, GOP Rep. Dan Donovan. The faceoff, which Republicans believe could be a real nail-biter, will pit an ex-con against a prosecutor ó with both men trying to paint themselves as the true Trumpian candidate in the race.

Michael Caputo, a former campaign aide to Donald Trump, is helping advise Grimmís campaign. Grimm has also sought and received a blessing from Steve Bannon, the conservative hard-liner and former top Trump strategist. Grimm even changed his Twitter handle to "@RealMGrimm,Ē an apparent nod to @realDonaldTrump.

But senior House Republicans want nothing to do with Grimm. They worry the man who once threatened to throw a reporter off a balcony, and brandished a gun during a nightclub altercation with his lady companionís estranged husband, will be a major distraction to their legislative agenda. Grimm could also provide Democrats with ample fodder to flip the swing district.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/12/grimm-republicans-congress-staten-island-243687

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 08:27 AM

1. Well, sounds like a nice guy!!

I can understand why Bannon likes him. Low class brawler. He sounds as classy as tRump.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 08:28 AM

2. "brandished a gun during a nightclub altercation with his lady companions estranged husband,.."

Whow. I did not know about this.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 08:55 AM

3. EVERYONE will distance themselves from that "tough guy"

Cant believe he's actually running again. What an ass.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 11:13 AM

4. Is there a democratic contender?

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