The power of rationalization. The Congressman acts like a thug, gets indicted for cheating taxes in his business, and gets re-elected out of what? Tribal loyalty? Admiration and forgiveness of the "tough" ex-Marine? Apparently that's enough on Staten Island. The Dems will have another shot after he is convicted, I guess.
Poll: GOP's Michael Grimm Leads By A Whopping 19 Points "Rep. Michael Grimm appears to be his way to a landslide reelection victory on Tuesday, at least if a new Siena College poll is any indication.
The Staten Island Republican leads Democrat Domenic Recchia by a 19 points among likely voters in the district, a shocking result considering that forecasters expected the race to be very close.
Grimm's lead defies the troubled year he has had. In January he threatened to break a New York reporter in half and throw him off a balcony. In April he was indicted by the federal government on fraud charges."
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