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Democratic Super PAC To Target Vulnerable Grimm

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The House Majority PAC, a “Super-PAC” with the goal of winning back the House Majority for the Democrats, is targeting Michael Grimm as a vulnerable Republican candidate in a competitive district, according to a press release from the group.

The language in the press release describes Grimm in, uh, grim terms, lumping him in with conservatives like the controversial Minnesota representative Michelle Bachman, who is also being challenged by the PAC.

“In 2012, House Majority PAC built a strong record of success and in 2013 we are ready to hit the ground running to hold these Republicans accountable and communicate with swing voters about their extreme records and backwards priorities,” said Alixandria Lapp, Executive Director of House Majority PAC.

“Whether it’s supporting the end of Medicare as we know it, backing tax cuts for the wealthy, working to roll back the clock on women’s rights or opposing stem cell research, these Republicans are simply out of step with the districts they represent. House Majority PAC will work to ensure voters know the truth.”

With the House Majority PAC’s record of success, defeating 63 percent of the Republican opposition they contributed funding to, Grimm is in for a hard fight to keep his seat.

The announcement comes just days after news broke that Coney Island Councilman Domenic Recchia is considering pulling out of the race for Brooklyn borough president, with an eye towards challenging Grimm in 2014.

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  1. Editorial much? Labeling Congressman Grimm as “vulnerable” is a bit premature to say the least. There are PACs and ample money on both sides, so House Majority’s involvement here doesn’t mean very much. The facts still remain: the 11th (formerly 13th) CD has had a Republican congressman for all but 2 of the past 30 years, the party not occupying the White House almost always wins seats in a midterm election, and most importantly Congressman Grimm is a moderate Republican who has fought hard against his own party to get aid for Superstorm Sandy and he represents the views and opinions of a majority of people in the 11th congressional district.