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Staten Island DA Selected As GOP Candidate For Grimm’s Seat, Defends Garner Decision

Staten Island DA Selected As GOP Candidate For Grimm’s Seat, Defends Garner Decision

Source: StatenIslandDA [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o77EVbTguEE]/YouTube 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 [http://www.bensonhurstbean.com/2014/12/congressman-michael-grimm-will-resign/]. The Staten Island Advance reports [http://www.silive.com/news/


Congressman Grimm Comes To Chris Christie’s Defense In Bridgegate, Calling Apology “True Leadership”

Grimm, left; Christie, right.Bensonhurst, Bay Ridge and Staten Island Congressman Michael Grimm came to the defense of embattled New Jersey Governor Chris Christie today, saying the fellow Republican has “demonstrated true leadership” amid the expanding scandal surrounding the George Washington Bridge. Christie has come under fire after e-mails and

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Man Who Raised Thousands For Grimm Pleads Guilty To Fraud

Ofer Biton, an Israeli man who may have illegally raised $500,000 for Michael Grimm’s congressional campaign in 2010 [/fbi-continues-probe-on-congressman-michael-grimms-finances/], pleaded guilty to visa fraud in Brooklyn Federal Court on Friday. The New York Daily News is reporting [http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/associate-rep-grimm-pleads-guilty-visa-fraud-article-1.1429304] that as part

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Councilman Recchia To Run For Borough President, Sources Say

Councilman Recchia, left, and Senator Adams, right.Coney Island City Councilman Domenic Recchia is reportedly eyeing the Brooklyn Borough President’s office, potentially pitting Northern and Central Brooklyn versus Southern Brooklyn for the largely powerless position. Sources told the Daily News [http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/brownstone-belt-grabs-upcoming-borough-president-race-pundits-article-1.1223840] that

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State Senator Carl Kruger: I'm Not Resigning! – Oh, And Kagan's Too Busy To Run

Source: NYS SenateWell, so much for our little speculative piece earlier this week about what candidates might step up if Carl Kruger resigns [/kruger-hints-at-possible-resignation-from-state-senate-contenders-begin-lining-up/] . The state senator, embroiled in a corruption case that alleges he took about $1 million in bribes [/carl-kruger-charged-with-accepting-1-million-in-bribes/], had a proxy write to the Daily News