Go figure: Indictment may not sink Michael Grimm

A 20-count federal indictment and threatening to toss a reporter off a balcony might disqualify a congressmen in a bid for a third term. Not in feisty Staten Island and a stretch of Brooklyn, where defiant voters are standing by pugnacious Republican Michael Grimm. … Full Article

Grimm, Recchia battle in first head to head debate

U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm and his opponent, former Councilmember Domenic Recchia, met for their first head-to-head debate Wednesday morning. While the questions from the audience were provocative, it was the candidates’ questions to each other that generated the most heat. … Full Article

Carole King sings Recchia’s praises

Domenic Recchia is injecting some star power into his congressional campaign. The Democrat, who is trying to unseat Republican-Conservative U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm, is getting a hand from music legend Carole King. … Full Article

Gentile throws house warming party at his new office

Councilmember Vincent Gentile threw open the doors to his new district office, welcomed well wishers and, like any good host, provided visitors with lots of food, turning the official opening of his office into a house party on Saturday. … Full Article

Grimm-Recchia poll numbers suggest a tight race

The first major poll in the race between U.S. Rep. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s newest Democratic district leader makes history

In an event that will mark a major milestone in Brooklyn politics, Nancy Tong will be sworn into office on Sept. 21 as the Democratic Party district leader in Gravesend-Bensonhurst, the first Asian-American to hold a political post in the borough. … Full Article

Praise for Brooklyn’s Democratic leader Seddio at post-primary breakfast

Democrats are on a roll in Brooklyn, and nowhere was that more apparent than at Junior’s in Downtown Brooklyn Monday morning. … Full Article

Recchia goes for the jugular

The gloves are off and the race between U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm and challenger Domenic Recchia has turned into a knock-down, drag-out fight. Recchia, a Democrat, has decided to get tough by releasing a new campaign ad that focuses on Republican Grimm’s legal troubles. … Full Article

Pols unite at Ground Zero, push to reauthorize 9/11 Health and Compensation Act

With the country set to reflect on the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center later this week, many of the federal bipartisan lawmakers who led the fight in Congress to pass the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act U.S. … Full Article
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