September 23, 2014 8:28 am -

Never mind that Michael Grimm faces a 20-count indictment for tax and wire fraud charges; he is still politically alive.


Political handicappers have moved the race in New York’s 11th District, centered on Staten Island, in Mr. Grimm’s direction in recent weeks and new polls show the Republican with more than a fair chance at retaining his seat despite a 20-count indictment in April on tax and wire fraud charges related to his role in running a Manhattan restaurant before he was elected to Congress…

Mr. Grimm has repeatedly proclaimed his innocence and declined to resign his seat in the wake of the news — and now finds himself leading former Democratic councilman Domenic Recchia among likely voters in a recent Siena College poll, 44 percent to 40 percent.

His trial isn’t until December, after he is either reelected or defeated.[su_csky_ad]


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

11 responses to Indicted Republican Congressman Has Good Chance To Win Reelection

  1. JimmyPete September 23rd, 2014 at 8:31 am

    If you know Staten Island you’d know why this scum could get elected

  2. rg9rts September 23rd, 2014 at 8:32 am

    Hitler could win there

  3. William September 23rd, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Well at least he isn’t wearing a communist, tan suit coat.

  4. eddie1247 September 23rd, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Maybe he threatened to throw all the voters off a balcony.

  5. Larry Schmitt September 23rd, 2014 at 9:08 am

    How convenient that his trial isn’t until after the election. Is it possible to serve a congressional term while serving a prison term?

  6. searambler September 23rd, 2014 at 9:10 am

    I think Repubs see an indictment – for anything – as a badge of honor. Clearly, their constituents never seem to give a shit. As long as they have that all-important ‘R’ next to their name…..

    • mea_mark September 23rd, 2014 at 10:08 am

      At the rate things are going, it will soon be a requirement to have an indictment to get elected as a republican.

  7. searambler September 23rd, 2014 at 9:19 am

    So, if he wins, and then loses his trial and goes to jail, what happens? Does he automatically lose his seat? Can he be forced out? Who replaces him, the second place winner from the election? Or would they have to go to the trouble and expense of holding a special election? Or does someone like the governor get to appoint his replacement?

    • Obewon September 23rd, 2014 at 9:35 am

      Rep. Grimm’s conviction on $1 M+ in IRS tax evasion forces a special election in NY-11. Staten Island is NYC’s forgotten borough of RWNJ’s. Crime is endemic among GOP candidates because not many others remain to tote the repub ideology.

  8. Obewon September 23rd, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Maybe Grimm can share a cell with pleaded guilty Felon Dinesh D’Souza whose sentencing is today!

    • Larry Schmitt September 23rd, 2014 at 11:12 am

      One thing is pretty sure, if either did do time (and don’t hold your breath), he wouldn’t go to Federal pound me in the ass prison.