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Did you make a donation towards an organization supporting the families of Detective Wenjian Liu or Detective Rafael Ramos? Well, thanks to a newly passed bi-partisan bill, cosponsored by Congressman Hakeem Jeffries and Congressman Peter King, your donations can be claimed for tax deduction on your 2014 tax claim – even if the donation was made…

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Councilman Vincent Gentile and Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan are divided on how to handle the millions of undocumented immigrants who live in the United States. While both congressional hopefuls are in favor of securing the Mexican-American border, Democrat Gentile supports offering a path to citizenship to undocumented immigrants who are already in the country, while Republican…

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It’s official! Councilman Vincent Gentile was selected as the Democratic candidate for the 11th Congressional District last night and will face off with prosecutor Daniel Donovan for the seat left vacant by ex-Congressman Michael Grimm. Gentile released a statement accepting the nod today: I am honored to accept the Democratic nomination for New York’s 11th congressional district. Today,…

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Governor Andrew Cuomo called a special election today to fill the seat of former Congressman Michael Grimm, setting an election date for May 5. Though Grimm officially resigned amid charges of fraud over a month ago, Cuomo took his time acknowledging the vacancy, prompting a federal lawsuit which forced the governor to start the electoral process. The New York Observer…

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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. The Staten Island Advance reports: Party Chairman John Antoniello selected Donovan after interviewing him, as well as Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, on Saturday morning with executive committee members. Party bylaws allow the chairman to be…

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In the wake of his unexpected guilty plea to one count of tax fraud, Congressman Michael Grimm has decided to resign from Congress. Initially, the congressman said he would continue to serve despite his guilty plea, and would only resign if a conviction left him “unable to serve,” implying jail time, but apparently changed his mind after a Monday conversation with…

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Legal and financial 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: Grimm’s deputy chief of staff sent an email Wednesday afternoon asking downtowners to help her find a health and education legislative assistant. “As you can imagine it…

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Congressman Michael Grimm raised just $23,430 for his reelection campaign last month, less than a tenth of the $261,693 pulled in by his opponent, Democrat Domenic Recchia. The Observer reports: The campaign’s Schedule A form lists just 18 individual donors — some of them residing at the same address — though some made more than one transaction.…

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Embattled Congressman Michael Grimm reportedly flirted with swooning teenage girls at a Sweet 16 and promised to take one to her high school prom. Business Insider reports: Based on a series of since-deleted tweets, Grimm, who was once labeled one of the “sexiest bachelors in Congress” and one of the “most beautiful people” in Washington, made quite the impression among the…

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A Staten Island supporter and fundraiser for embattled Congressman Michael Grimm put out a letter saying the pol’s Democratic opponent, Domenic Recchia, wants to build “low-income housing in our neighborhoods,” spurring accusations of racially charged “fear mongering.” The New York Post reports: Staten Island Republican Party vice chair Bill D’Ambrosio wrote a July 9 fundraising…

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