Indicted Republican Congressman Has Good Chance To Win Reelection
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]