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Richmond County District Attorney Daniel Donovan has been named the Republican candidate for the not-yet-called special election to replace disgraced Congressman Michael Grimm. The Staten Island Advance reports: Party Chairman John Antoniello selected Donovan after interviewing him, as well as Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, on Saturday morning with executive committee members. Party bylaws allow the chairman to be…

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The race for the 45th District of the State Assembly lives on! Ben Akselrod, a Democrat, has scored the Republican nomination for the 45th Assembly race, allowing him to continue his challenge against incumbent Steven Cymbrowitz until election day on November 4. Akselrod, president of the Bay Democrats political club, received the most write-in votes -…

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Nobody beats the ‘witz, at least not in the 2014 primary elections. Fourteen-year incumbent Steven Cymbrowitz won his party’s nod for reelection to the 45th Assembly District last night in one of the closest elections in the borough. But it was a solid victory for the local pol, who bested challenger Ben Akselrod by a…

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Congressman Michael Grimm faces a 20-count indictment for tax evasion and illegal employment practices stemming from a restaurant he operated before running for Congress, charges he said are because the nation’s commander-and-chief wants to see him gone. Grimm made the allegations against the Obama administration on Tuesday before a gathering of Republican supporters rallying for gubernatorial…

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Congressman Michael Grimm kept a cell phone registered to his undercover, mob-connected FBI alter-ego years after leaving the job, and continued to use the phone while in Congress, according to a Daily News report. The paper cites documents released by the U.S. Attorney earlier this week that outlines their evidence in their case against Grimm, who…

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Federal prosecutors have released documents outlining the government’s case against Congressman Michael Grimm, revealing that Grimm’s own texts and e-mails are being entered as evidence alongside testimony from former employees and business associates. The Daily News reports: The preliminary list of evidence includes emails between Grimm and a “Healthalicious manager,” “documents provided by a cooperat[ing]…

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Congressman Michael Grimm has been barred from visiting the FBI’s New York field offices since he left the agency eight years ago, calling into question if the embattled representative left on good terms as he frequently claims. The Grimm prohibition was discovered by DNAinfo, which reports: Federal security personnel at the FBI’s headquarters in Lower Manhattan and a…

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Republican Congressman Michael Grimm is asking the federal government to earmark $600 million for the Build it Back program, the housing recovery project designed to help Superstorm Sandy victims, and take control over Sandy funds out of the hands of of local authorities, reports SILive. While the money is already on its way as part…

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