U.S. Rep Grimm wins 3rd term in Congress
NEW YORK (AP/PIX11) —Seconds after U.S. Representative Michael Grimm walked into the Nicotras ballroom at the Hilton Garden Inn on Staten Island, he stepped up to a microphone and had the flowing words of conviction to his supporters, “This is how winning is done.”
Republican U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm has won a third term in Congress despite a rocky year that also included being caught on camera threatening to throw a TV reporter off a balcony.
Grimm and the former New York City councilman faced off in combative debates, and Grimm’s indictment was a running theme. Grimm insisted he could serve effectively while Recchia maintained he couldn’t.
Grimm has pleaded not guilty to hiding more than $1 million in sales and wages while running a small Manhattan restaurant. His trial is set for February.
The district covers Staten Island and a part of Brooklyn.