Congressman Michael Grimm and mayoral hopeful Joe Lhota are looking to forge an alliance despite Grimm being left out of a recent Lhota marketing blitz. The New York Daily News is reporting that Grimm was left off of mailers sent out by Lhota’s team, but the snub is to be corrected by a public endorsement today.
Lhota, the former MTA chief, received high profile endorsements from NY GOP perennials Rudy Giuliani, Marty Golden, Peter King and Michael Grimm at an April fundraiser. When Lhota released a mailer listing the endorsements from the event, Grimm’s name was left off.
Lhota’s spokesperson Jessica Proud gave a cheeky response to the potential controversy concerning Grimm’s snub.
“We appreciate our opponents highlighting all of our endorsements,” Proud told the Daily News.
Grimm, who has not taken kindly to being snubbed in the past, is not looking to hold a grudge in this instance, apparently. SI Live is reporting that Grimm is set to publicly endorse Lhota today at an event being held at the Mount Loretto Senior Center in Staten Island.