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Reports: Palin-Backed Candidate in Staten Island Wins
WNYC ^ | September 14, 2010 at 11:04 PM | Azi Paybarah

Posted on 09/14/2010 9:13:17 PM PDT by Josh Painter

Sarah Palin’s candidate in the Republican primary on Staten Island, Michael Grimm, beat his challenger, Michael Allegretti, according to New York 1 News and the Daily News.

Grimm, who was also backed by Rudy Giuliani, was a former FBI agent and Marine veteran. He was criticized for raising a lot of money outside the district, and not having lived there as long as Allegretti, whose family ran a local business on the Brooklyn side of the district.

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Grimm will take on freshman Rep. Michael McMahon, a moderate Democrat who has the backing of the Conservative Party and who voted against Obama’s health care policy.

McMahon came under criticism earlier when a campaign aide distributed to a reporter documents that described how much money Grimm raised outside the district, labeling one category as “Jewish money.” The campaign aide was fired and McMahon apologized.

(Excerpt) Read more at empire.wnyc.org ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: gop; michaelgrimm; sarahpalin; ushouse

1 posted on 09/14/2010 9:13:19 PM PDT by Josh Painter
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To: raygunfan; Hoosier Catholic Momma; upsdriver; KC_Lion; gibsosa; no dems; DBeers; reformed_dem; ...

(((PING)))


2 posted on 09/14/2010 9:15:42 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Brices Crossroads; Al B.; Virginia Ridgerunner; onyx

Good News.


3 posted on 09/14/2010 9:15:52 PM PDT by Clyde5445 (Gov. Sarah Palin: :"You have to sacrifice to win. That's my philosophy in 6 words.")
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To: Josh Painter

I am waiting to see what her candidate in New Hampshire did. I think that is the last one that we are waiting for. If she wins that one she is golden.


4 posted on 09/14/2010 9:16:24 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Josh Painter

Meanwhile, Hoffman seems to lose to Doheny in NY-23.


5 posted on 09/14/2010 9:18:54 PM PDT by paudio (The Democrats have been majority in Congress since 2006, not 2008!)
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To: Josh Painter

The RNC/NRSC elitists are having hissy-fits


6 posted on 09/14/2010 9:19:55 PM PDT by notaliberal
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To: napscoordinator

“If she wins that one she is golden.”

She is already golden. She is winning the majority of them.


7 posted on 09/14/2010 9:19:55 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: napscoordinator

If ya got both Rudy and Sarah, you must be doing something right....


8 posted on 09/14/2010 9:20:59 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Josh Painter

Glad to see my money paying off!!

I stopped going to movies, renting movies, going out etc.. etc. Not to save that money. To donate to candidates!!


9 posted on 09/14/2010 9:21:29 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: napscoordinator

It’s closed within a few percentage points!


10 posted on 09/14/2010 9:22:01 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: Freddd

There are no moderate democrats. They voted in Pelosi and they will do it again. They were given a pass to vote against some bills because their vote didnt count.


11 posted on 09/14/2010 9:23:29 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Freddd

There are no moderate democrats. They voted in Pelosi and they will do it again. They were given a pass to vote against some bills because their vote didnt count.


12 posted on 09/14/2010 9:23:31 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Freddd

Good going and great job! Thank you Patriot!


13 posted on 09/14/2010 9:26:06 PM PDT by RedMDer (Throw them all out in 2010... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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To: napscoordinator

The NH Senate race is getting closer as the night goes on.

Ovide Lamontagne 26,679 39%
Kelly Ayotte (Palin’s pick) 26,240 38%

Earlier, Lamontagne led by 2,000+ votes. Now his lead is down to 400 votes.


14 posted on 09/14/2010 9:26:26 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: Josh Painter

You wanna dance in our GOP, you pay the piper. Actually, you pay Piper’s Mom. She’s the Killa from Wasilla, the original Moma Bear, Sarah Barracuda!


15 posted on 09/14/2010 9:28:14 PM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life or nothing at all)
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To: napscoordinator

NH Senate race moving in Ayotte’s favor.

She’s now leading by 200 votes, with about 50% of precincts reporting.


16 posted on 09/14/2010 9:34:01 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: Oldexpat

Well, it’s kind of fitting, since there is no conservative party in NY. :)


17 posted on 09/14/2010 9:35:00 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: Josh Painter
It will be interesting to see if the GOP falls in line behind the movement that is sweeping the country or if they try to defeat the will of the people.

There is no doubt that some of these candidates are rookies and will be facing democratic veterans in the general election. They could definitely use the support of mainline GOP.

18 posted on 09/14/2010 9:39:18 PM PDT by oldbrowser (Barack the Bungler must step down.)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

Well there is the Conservative Party of New York State, which backed the Democrat.


19 posted on 09/14/2010 9:42:02 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

I think you missed my point. There IS NO conservative party in NY. ESPECIALLY the Conservative Party. They picked up street cred for the Hoffman stunt, but they screwed the pooch with Lazio, this seat, and a number of others.


20 posted on 09/14/2010 9:43:48 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: oldbrowser

Josh said:

There is no doubt that some of these candidates are rookies and will be facing democratic veterans in the general election. They could definitely use the support of mainline GOP.

Good observation. RNC could recover some good will from me and others who have been Republicans throughout IF they go all out to support these conservative “tea party” candidates with their time, boots on the ground and money. I don’t think these new candidates really need their political ‘advice.’

Oldplayer


21 posted on 09/14/2010 9:47:57 PM PDT by oldplayer
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To: Josh Painter

Wow. The Democrats hate the Jews more and more every year. It’s frightening.


22 posted on 09/14/2010 9:48:30 PM PDT by namvolunteer (I can see November from my house.)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

Isn’t the Right to Life Party still on the ballot?


23 posted on 09/14/2010 9:52:35 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: Josh Painter

Now he just needs Vinny from Jersey Shore and he should have it locked up.

he should use Don’t Fear the Reaper as his theme song


24 posted on 09/14/2010 9:58:30 PM PDT by jeltz25
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To: Josh Painter

Now he just needs Vinny from Jersey Shore and he should have it locked up.

he should use Don’t Fear the Reaper as his theme song


25 posted on 09/14/2010 9:59:58 PM PDT by jeltz25
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To: jeltz25
he should use Don’t Fear the Reaper as his theme song

Just don't forget the cowbell


26 posted on 09/14/2010 10:00:51 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

If they are, I’m not aware of it. They certainly aren’t a force if they are.


27 posted on 09/14/2010 10:03:16 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: oldplayer
I don’t think these new candidates really need their political ‘advice.’

Washington has a way of corrupting bright eyed idealists. The turnip truck drops them off every two years and somehow everything still rolls along just like before.

It's going to take a sustained effort of many elections before things start to turn around.

28 posted on 09/14/2010 10:15:17 PM PDT by oldbrowser (Barack the Bungler must step down.)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

It is close, but it looks like a win for Sarah’s candidate:

Kelly Ayotte ...........42,483....38%
Ovide Lamontagne .41,270....37%
Bill Binnie ..............15,469....14%
Jim Bender ...............9,505......9%
Dennis Lamare .........1,085......1%
Tom Alciere ................411.......0
Gerard Beloin .............303.......0


29 posted on 09/14/2010 10:49:19 PM PDT by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fabian Socialism.)
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To: oldbrowser

Oldbrowser said: “. . . the turnip truck drops them off every two years . . ..”

That’s the problem. Recently there have been too few new
Representatives brought in by turnip trucks. Most have come in limos or private jets, regardless of party.

Oldplayer


30 posted on 09/14/2010 10:51:19 PM PDT by oldplayer
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Thanks for the ping VR.

>> Article: “Grimm, who was also backed by Rudy Giuliani, was a former FBI agent and Marine veteran.”

Is he now an unformer?


31 posted on 09/15/2010 12:38:44 AM PDT by Gene Eric
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To: Josh Painter
A dim turns out to be an anti Semite... who knew!?

LLS

32 posted on 09/15/2010 4:13:37 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Josh Painter
“.. Michael McMahon, a moderate Democrat who has the backing of the Conservative Party...”

It is crap like this that reminds those of us on Staten island why we hate the media.

Our accidental congressman Mike McMahon ( the GOPer came down with a case of zipper disease) is NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
backed by THE Conservative Party. Michael GRIMM IS the REAL Conservative Party candidate. The ash holes in the media wrote this because the scumbag we have as Boro president is a life long Conservative and has already sold his PERSONAL support to McMahon for McMahon's support for his (scumbag’s) re election last year. Scumbag TRIED to get the State Conservative party to endorse his douche bag Democrat buddy but they said NO!

Michael Grimm will roll over McMahon in November after beating the jerks in the Richmond County Republican Party's butt boy candidate (they REFUSED to even allow Grimm's name to be put in nomination after they had to back out of nominating ZIPPER trouble without a word of discussion.
Grimm won last night 73/27. On to Washington on November 2!

33 posted on 09/15/2010 4:27:21 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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