Investment banker Robert Diamond is seriously considering jumping into the race to challenge incumbent Staten Island Republican Congressman Michael Grimm, The Politicker has learned.
Diamond is a senior vice-president at Realty Capital International, a real estate investment banking firm, and a former vice-president at Bear Stearns. Prior to his career in finance, he served in Read More
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Congressman Mike McMahon met with some of the city’s Jewish leaders today at a luncheon in the Boro Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, a long scheduled confab but the first time McMahon has met with members of the Jewish community since it was revealed that his campaign was compiling a list of his opponent’s Jewish Read More
Coming on the heels of Reshma Saujani’s challenge to Carolyn Maloney (via a new web video,) Staten Island congressional candidate Michael Allegretti is out with a letter challenging his primary opponent Mike Grimm to a debate.
Both are vying for the right to take on incumbent Democrat Mike McMahon in the November, who Read More
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At least, that is what Jennifer Nelson, the aide fired after handing The Politicker a list of “Jewish donors” to a rivals campaign, is claiming.
According to Maggie Haberman:
Nelson said the lists were put together after a discussion involving the congressman’s chief of staff in his Washington office, Chris McCannell, and done Read More
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In what could be an awfully awkward get-together, Congressman Mike McMahon is slated to host a luncheon reception in Boro Park with Jewish leaders on Thursday. No details yet as to who will attend, but Congressman Jerrold Nadler will be speaking on McMahon’s behalf.
According to McMahon campaign manager Jonathan Yedin, “This is an event Read More
Michael Allegretti, reached by phone as he was making a campaign swing in the Tottenville area of Staten Island, said that he was unconcerned that the McMahon campaign seemed more concerned with his G.O.P. primary opponent than with him, saying simply, “We are very confident where we are right now.”
Yesterday, The Observer published aRead More
The State Democrats just sent out a press release calling on NY-13 Congressional candidate Mike Grimm to apologize for telling The Hill that if his opponent Mike McMahon “voted for the healthcare bill, Staten Island and Brooklyn, they would really have been marching like they were going for Frankenstein. There was no question. Read More
Congressman Mike McMahon’s campaign for re-election announced today that they had filed a petition challenge and a lawsuit against John Tabacco for the Independence Party line.
“I regret to have to take these affirmative actions but under our existing election law the only way these filings will get a line by line scrutiny is if Read More
Former Rep. Vito Fossella was endorsed by the executive committee of the Staten Island Republican committee tonight, snubbing two other candidates actively seeking the party’s nomination.
The vote tonight, according to the Staten Island Advance, was 23 to 4.
“I think many people are surprised at the actions of the executive committee,” said Read More