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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.”

The embattled Representative who is charged with 20 Federal counts and is facing a trial this winter in Brooklyn stood tall in front supporters after starching his opponent Domenic Recchia Jr. for New York’s 11th Congressional District by double-digits “They hit me with everything they had!”

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.