Tuesday, September 23, 2014

NY US Rep. Ahead in Election Polls After 20-Count Indictment

[From article]
Once left for dead by many on Capitol Hill amid looming federal charges, embattled Rep. Michael Grimm, New York Republican, is running neck-and-neck with his Democratic challenger in a bid for a third term amid a fusillade of attacks by national Democrats looking to flip the seat.
Political handicappers have moved the race in New York’s 11th District, centered on Staten Island, in Mr. Grimm’s direction in recent weeks and new polls show the Republican with more than a fair chance at retaining his seat despite a 20-count indictment in April on tax and wire fraud charges related to his role in running a Manhattan restaurant before he was elected to Congress.

Only in New York: Indicted congressman set to win re-election
By David Sherfinski
The Washington Times
Updated: 7:52 a.m. on Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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