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Velazquez Wins Democratic Congressional Primary; Staggeringly Low Voter Turnout
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Velazquez Wins Democratic Congressional Primary; Staggeringly Low Voter Turnout

Nydia Velázquez, winner of the congressional primary for district 7. Courtesy of Velázquez’s Facebook.As expected. Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez [http://velazquez.house.gov/index.shtml] won the Democratic congressional primary for New York District 7 on Tuesday against banker Yungman Lee, [/politics/yungman-lee-looks-bring-new-face-congressional-district-47/] and lawyer Jeff Kurzon [/politics/unconventional-campaign-congressional-district-7/

Ex-Rep Michael Grimm Gets Early Release From Prison
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Ex-Rep Michael Grimm Gets Early Release From Prison

Souce: Michael Grimm/FacebookDisgraced ex-congressman Michael Grimm was released from prison last week after serving seven of his eight-month prison sentence for tax evasion, the Daily News reports [http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/tax-dodging-rep-michael-grimm-finishes-horrible-prison-term-article-1.2627765] . Grimm was sent to a federal prison [http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2015/09/michael-grimm-inmate-83479-053-begins-eight-month-prison-sentence/

Gentile Supports Overseas Tax To Fund Highway Trust Fund
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Gentile Supports Overseas Tax To Fund Highway Trust Fund

Source: NYC.GOVIn the wake of a report [/three-structurally-unsound-belt-parkway-bridges-are-also-most-heavily-travelled/] that found several heavily utilized bridges in our area to be structurally unsound, Councilman Vincent Gentile has declared support for a plan that would tax overseas company profits to fund the at-risk federal Highway Trust Fund (HTF) – which sponsors a large

Staten Island DA Selected As GOP Candidate For Grimm’s Seat, Defends Garner Decision
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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 [/congressman-michael-grimm-will-resign/]. The Staten Island Advance reports [http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2015/01/district_attorney_

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Grimm’s Deputy Chief Of Staff Calls Boss A “Beggar” In Desperate Plea For Staff Help

GrimmLegal [/grimm-healthalicious-charges/]and financial [/michael-grimms-fundraising-dries-amid-legal-woes/]troubles appear to be fueling recruitment troubles at the offices of beleaguered Congressman Michael Grimm if a desperate-sounding e-mail to colleagues is any indication. Politico reports [http://www.politico.com/story/2014/07/michael-grimm-office-staff-109002.html]: > Grimm’s deputy chief of staff sent an email Wednesday

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Grimm And Recchia Neck-And-Neck In Fundraising, But Grimm Carries Heavy Debt From Legal Bills

Congressman Michael Grimm and Democratic challenger Domenic Recchia [/recchia-campaign-congress/] filed their latest fundraising totals earlier this week, with the incumbent just barely edging out his opponent in available cash. Grimm’s April filing shows [http://observer.com/2014/04/recchia-and-grimm-release-fund-raising-tallies/] that he raised $345,000 over the last filing period,

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Congresswoman Clarke Warns Of Another Government Shutdown

Yvette ClarkeRemember back in October, when the federal government shut down for more than two weeks [/floyd-bennett-field-closed-as-fed-government-goes-into-shutdown-what-other-services-are-at-risk/] – delaying aid to Sandy survivors [/government-shutdown-could-harm-sandy-aid/], booting kids from Head Start programs, and causing anxiety among struggling single mothers that their WIC lifeline could be cut? Yeah, we settled that, right? Nope! Washington

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