Michael G Grimm

Grimm and Donovan Trade Barbs Over Fundraising
Incumbent launches website highlighting Grimm’s tax fraud conviction

Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., walks to the Capitol for a vote in 2014. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Former New York Rep. Michael Grimm feuded with Rep. Dan Donovan over their fundraising numbers and who has more support in New York's 11th District.

Grimm, who is running against Donovan for his old seat, pointed out that of the $190,000 he raised in the first quarter, $100,000 of it was from district residents of Staten Island or South Brooklyn.

Michael Grimm Qualifies to Run Against Donovan, Setting Up Showdown
GOP primary race for Staten Island seat heating up, with accusations flying

Former Rep. Michael G. Grimm, R-N.Y., is challenging Rep. Dan Donovan, R-N.Y., in New York’s 11th District. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Former Rep. Michael G. Grimm has qualified for the Republican primary ballot for New York’s 11th District in hopes of wrestling back his old seat from incumbent GOP Rep. Dan Donovan.

Grimm, who served two terms in Congress before resigning in 2015, easily hurdled the 1,250-signature mark to file for the ballot Tuesday, the first day of eligibility to file in New York, gathering more than 3,000 signatures from people in the district.

Grimm Denies Being Behind Donovan Accusations
Disgraced former rep is challenging Donovan for his old seat

Former Rep. Michael Grimm is challenging his successor, Rep. Dan Donovan, in the Republican primary for a Staten Island district. (Tom Williams/Roll Call via Getty Images file photo)

Donovan Accused of Helping Partner’s Son Out of Drug Bust
Timothy O’Connell was arrested for heroin possession and sale

Rep. Dan Donovan, R-N.Y., allegedly helped his girlfriend’s son get cleared of drug charges. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

New York Republican Rep. Dan Donovan has been accused of using his position to help his partner’s son get out of a heroin-related arrest in 2015.

A complaint filed with the Office of Congressional Ethics last week said the congressman from Staten Island, a former district attorney, stepped in after Timothy O’Connell, then 19, and a friend were arrested for “criminal sale and possession of a controlled substance (heroin),” the New York Post reported.

Grimm Says ‘Russiagate’ Investigation Will Exonerate Him
Running for his old seat, Grimm says same players in ‘politically driven’ Russia investigation also drove him from office

Former Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., hoping to regain his old seat, said he hopes the House Intelligence Committee's probe into the FBI leads to exoneration of the charges against him. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Disgraced former Rep. Michael Grimm said he hopes that the Republican probe into the FBI over the Russian investigation will exonerate the charges that led to him leaving Congress.

The House Intelligence Committee voted on Monday to release a classified memo the committee’s Republicans compiled on the FBI and its investigation into President Donald Trump.

DCCC Announces Second Round of ‘Red to Blue’ Candidates
With seven additions, Red to Blue program includes 18 challengers so far

Army veteran Max Rose, who’s running in New York’s 11th District, has been named by the DCCC to its Red to Blue list. (Thomas McKinless/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is naming seven more candidates to its Red to Blue program, which highlights Democratic recruits who have met certain campaign goals.

The list of challengers, obtained first by Roll Call, brings the total number of Red to Blue candidates to 18. The DCCC is rolling out additions to its list more frequently and in more targeted batches than in previous cycles. The committee released its first round of picks in November.

Trump Claims He Has Cut Off Contact With Steve Bannon
‘The president is a great man,’ former chief strategist says

Former Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., poses with former White House strategist Steve Bannon. (Michael Caputo via Twitter)

President Donald Trump says he has cut off contact with his former White House chief strategist, Steve Bannon.

“I don’t talk to him,” the president told reporters Thursday, one day after excerpts of a new book surfaced in which Bannon was critical of the president, his oldest son, other family members and close aides.

GOP Candidates Shun Bannon After Trump ‘Treason’ Remarks
Former chief strategist praises POTUS after controversy

Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway, aides to President Donald J. Trump, are seen on the West Front of the Capitol after Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States in 2017. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The brigade of insurgent GOP candidates backed by former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon showed signs of disunity Wednesday after controversial remarks Bannon made for a book about links between the Russian government and some members of President Donald Trump’s campaign team.

“I strongly denounce the comments by Steve Bannon as quoted by Michael Wolff,” said Michael Grimm

At the Races: The Ghost of Midterms Yet to Come
GOP tax bill and sexual harassment allegations dominated the week

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Welcome to At the Races! You can keep track of House and Senate races with this weekly newsletter. Sign up here. We want to hear what you think. Reply to this email with your questions, tips or candidate sightings. — Simone Pathé and Bridget BowmanThis week … Republicans passed their tax bill, another congressman retired due to sexual harassment allegations and former women lawmakers offered advice to aspiring candidates.

Bracing for At-tax: (Get it? Because both parties are getting attacked on taxes?) OK, bad puns aside, Republicans passed a major tax overhaul along party lines this week. Republicans said passing this tax bill was vital ahead of the 2018 midterms to prove they can govern. Democrats wasted no time launching attacks against Republicans — but will the 12 Republicans who voted against the measure face a backlash from their own party? That doesn’t appear likely — at least not yet.

New Democrats’ PAC Adds 10 More Challengers to Watch List
PAC now has 23 candidates on watch list for 2018

Lauren Baer, who’s running in  Florida’s 18th District, is one of 10 more Democratic candidates that NewDemPAC is adding to its list of candidates to watch in 2018. (D.A. Banks/CQ Roll Call file photo).

The political arm of the moderate New Democrat Coalition is adding 10 more challengers to its list of candidates to watch in 2018 — a continued effort to get involved in House races earlier this cycle. 

The latest additions by NewDemPAC, obtained first by Roll Call, come from across the country and include a second former member of the coalition. The PAC announced its first 13 candidates to watch earlier this year.