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With 40 days left until the May 5 special election to fill the seat of scandal-ridden Congressman Michael Grimm, the Bay Ridge Community Council has announced that it will be holding a debate between the three candidates next week. Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan, City Councilman Vincent Gentile, and Green Party candidate James Lane will face off on issues like…

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Feds will not be pushing for prison time for Diane Durand, Congressman Michael Grimm ex-girlfriend who pleaded guilty to illegally gathering contribution’s for the disgraced politician’s campaign last year. In a letter, prosecutors wrote that they wouldn’t challenge the defense’s request that Durand receive probation – and not jail time – and no more than $31,800 in fines when she is…

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2FyU63xSkg&t=192 A Green Party candidate has emerged in the special election to replace Congressman Michael Grimm, which has been called for May 5. James Lane, who ran for Public Advocate in 2013, beat out several others for the Green Party nomination and plans to focus on police accountability and climate change during the campaign period, he announced Tuesday. Queens-born and Harlem-raised,…

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The pickings just got slimmer for Democrats in the race to replace disgraced Congressman Michael Grimm. State Assemblyman Bill Colton announced Sunday that he will not be participating in the 11th District congressional race, just two days after Governor Andrew Cuomo was forced by a federal judge to call a special election. Though Colton, who was…

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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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As Congressman Michael Grimm officially resigned Monday, long-time Brooklyn Assemblyman William Colton has announced that he is seriously considering a bid for the congressional seat. “People have been approaching me and asking me [to run],” he told us Sunday. “There is a real distrust of politics and politicians. We’ve seen an extremely low voter turnout.” The…

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Those who reelected Congressman Michael Grimm on the expectation that he would be convicted of tax fraud and forced to resign might be getting their wish this Christmas. Grimm will change his plea to guilty in his federal tax evasion case, reports the New York Times – a surprising turn of events considering how adamant the congressman was about…

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Prosecutors filed a request for a “Curcio hearing” in Congressman Michael Grimm’s tax fraud case Friday, likely targeting his recently hired legal counsel, reports the Staten Island Advance. It was not revealed who was named in the request, but the motion comes after attorneys Stuart N. Kaplan – who once worked with Grimm at the FBI – and his…

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It was mostly a predictable day at the polls yesterday when it came to Southern Brooklyn races, including the reelection of two lawmakers currently facing federal charges. The most high-profile race, of course, was that of the 11th Congressional District, in which incumbent Michael Grimm, who faces a 20-count indictment for tax evasion, staved off a challenge…

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