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On April 28, 2014, [[Michael Grimm]] surrendered to the FBI, facing federal charges of tax fraud related to his restaurant, Healthalicious.<ref name=usa>[http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/04/28/michael-grimm-indicted-congress/8386217/ ''USA Today'', "N.Y. Rep. Grimm indicted on tax fraud charges," accessed April 28, 2014]</ref> Attorney Loretta Lynch will oversee the indictment.<ref name=politico>[http://www.politico.com/story/2014/04/michael-grimm-new-york-campaign-finance-violations-106037.html ''Politico'', "Michael Grimm expected to be indicted," accessed April 28, 2014]</ref> Grimm has been under federal investigation for campaign finance violations, but Lynch's indictment focuses instead on Grimm's restaurant business. Grimm has been charged with twenty crimes, including under-reporting income in order to avoid paying taxes, "conspiracy, obstruction, mail fraud, perjury and the unlawful employment of illegal immigrants."<ref name=usa/> This is not the first time that Grimm has gotten into trouble for his restaurant, as Healthalicious was also charged $88,000 in January 2012 for not providing workers with compensation insurance.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/26/nyregion/indictment-expected-for-representative-michael-grimm.html?_r=0 ''New York Times'', "Indictment Expected for Grimm, Staten Island Congressman," accessed April 28, 2014]</ref> The business is connected with his campaign as well. The Grimm company running Healthalicious was closely tied to Israeli fundraiser Ofer Biton, who communicated with Grimm on behalf of Israeli rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto. Pinto, worth close to $21 million, has many followers who contributed heavily to Grimm's successful 2010 campaign.<ref name=wp>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/rep-michael-grimm-facing-federal-charges-will-surrender-to-fbi-sources-say/2014/04/27/fd302426-ce33-11e3-b812-0c92213941f4_story.html ''The Washington Post'', "Rep. Michael Grimm, facing federal charges, surrenders to FBI," accessed April 28, 2014]</ref> Some of Pinto's followers have admitted to illegally contributing tens of thousands of dollars to Grimm's campaign.<ref name=usa/> Throughout the case, Grimm's attorney, William McGinley, has maintained that Grimm is innocent. McGinley stated, "the government has pursued a politically driven vendetta against Congressman Grimm" and "when the dust settles, he will be vindicated."<ref name=politico/>
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On April 28, 2014, [[Michael Grimm]] surrendered to the [[Federal Bureau of Investigation|FBI]], facing federal charges of tax fraud related to his restaurant, Healthalicious.<ref name=usa>[http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/04/28/michael-grimm-indicted-congress/8386217/ ''USA Today'', "N.Y. Rep. Grimm indicted on tax fraud charges," accessed April 28, 2014]</ref> Attorney Loretta Lynch will oversee the indictment.<ref name=politico>[http://www.politico.com/story/2014/04/michael-grimm-new-york-campaign-finance-violations-106037.html ''Politico'', "Michael Grimm expected to be indicted," accessed April 28, 2014]</ref> Grimm has been under federal investigation for campaign finance violations, but Lynch's indictment focuses instead on Grimm's restaurant business. Grimm has been charged with twenty crimes, including under-reporting income in order to avoid paying taxes, "conspiracy, obstruction, mail fraud, perjury and the unlawful employment of illegal immigrants."<ref name=usa/> This is not the first time that Grimm has gotten into trouble for his restaurant, as Healthalicious was also charged $88,000 in January 2012 for not providing workers with compensation insurance.<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/26/nyregion/indictment-expected-for-representative-michael-grimm.html?_r=0 ''New York Times'', "Indictment Expected for Grimm, Staten Island Congressman," accessed April 28, 2014]</ref> The business is connected with his campaign as well. The Grimm company running Healthalicious was closely tied to Israeli fundraiser Ofer Biton, who communicated with Grimm on behalf of Israeli rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto. Pinto, worth close to $21 million, has many followers who contributed heavily to Grimm's successful 2010 campaign.<ref name=wp>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/rep-michael-grimm-facing-federal-charges-will-surrender-to-fbi-sources-say/2014/04/27/fd302426-ce33-11e3-b812-0c92213941f4_story.html ''The Washington Post'', "Rep. Michael Grimm, facing federal charges, surrenders to FBI," accessed April 28, 2014]</ref> Some of Pinto's followers have admitted to illegally contributing tens of thousands of dollars to Grimm's campaign.<ref name=usa/> Throughout the case, Grimm's attorney, William McGinley, has maintained that Grimm is innocent. McGinley stated, "the government has pursued a politically driven vendetta against Congressman Grimm" and "when the dust settles, he will be vindicated."<ref name=politico/>
  
 
Grimm {{2014is}} running unopposed in the Republican primary, and since the filing deadline has passed, Republicans cannot nominate anyone else to run for his seat. Grimm has not yet announced whether he will continue with the election, withdraw, or resign altogether.<ref name=wp/>
 
Grimm {{2014is}} running unopposed in the Republican primary, and since the filing deadline has passed, Republicans cannot nominate anyone else to run for his seat. Grimm has not yet announced whether he will continue with the election, withdraw, or resign altogether.<ref name=wp/>

Revision as of 11:12, 28 April 2014

2012

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New York's 11th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
June 24, 2014

Incumbent prior to election:
Michael Grimm Republican Party
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Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Lean D[1]

FairVote's Monopoly Politics: Lean R[2]
Sabato's Crystal Ball: Lean D[3]


New York U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 11th Congressional District of New York will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
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Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
April 14, 2014
June 24, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: New York is one of 12 states to use a strictly closed primary process, in which the selection of a party's candidates in an election is limited to registered party members.[4][5][6]

Voter registration: To vote in the federal primary, voters had to register by May 30, 2014. To vote in the state primary, voters must register by August 15, 2014.[7]

See also: New York elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Michael Grimm (R), who was first elected in 2010.

New York's 11th Congressional District is located in the southeastern portion of the state and includes Richmond County.[8]

Candidates

General election candidates


June 24, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary


Conservative Party Conservative Primary


Independence Party of America Independence Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary


Working Families Party Working Families Primary


Green Party Green Primary

Disqualified


Campaign contributions

Michael Grimm

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Grimm’s reports.[13]

Michael Grimm (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[14]April 17, 2013$88,588.38$320,859.67$(107,495.43)$301,952.62
July Quarterly[15]July 15, 2013$301,952.62$439,298.44$(164,517.83)$576,733.23
October Quarterly[16]October 15, 2013$576,733.23$350,719.06$(99,740.58)$827,711.71
Year-End Quarterly[17]December 31, 2013$827,711$327,726$(122,412)$1,032,532
April Quarterly[18]April 15, 2014$1,032,532.38$346,347.17$(201,284.54)$1,177,595.01
Running totals
$1,784,950.34$(695,450.38)

Race background

Democratic Super PAC House Majority PAC listed incumbent Michael Grimm as one of 10 they are targeting as vulnerable incumbent Republicans in 2014, with the focus on those holding competitive seats.[19]

Indictment of Michael Grimm

On April 28, 2014, Michael Grimm surrendered to the FBI, facing federal charges of tax fraud related to his restaurant, Healthalicious.[20] Attorney Loretta Lynch will oversee the indictment.[21] Grimm has been under federal investigation for campaign finance violations, but Lynch's indictment focuses instead on Grimm's restaurant business. Grimm has been charged with twenty crimes, including under-reporting income in order to avoid paying taxes, "conspiracy, obstruction, mail fraud, perjury and the unlawful employment of illegal immigrants."[20] This is not the first time that Grimm has gotten into trouble for his restaurant, as Healthalicious was also charged $88,000 in January 2012 for not providing workers with compensation insurance.[22] The business is connected with his campaign as well. The Grimm company running Healthalicious was closely tied to Israeli fundraiser Ofer Biton, who communicated with Grimm on behalf of Israeli rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto. Pinto, worth close to $21 million, has many followers who contributed heavily to Grimm's successful 2010 campaign.[23] Some of Pinto's followers have admitted to illegally contributing tens of thousands of dollars to Grimm's campaign.[20] Throughout the case, Grimm's attorney, William McGinley, has maintained that Grimm is innocent. McGinley stated, "the government has pursued a politically driven vendetta against Congressman Grimm" and "when the dust settles, he will be vindicated."[21]

Grimm is running unopposed in the Republican primary, and since the filing deadline has passed, Republicans cannot nominate anyone else to run for his seat. Grimm has not yet announced whether he will continue with the election, withdraw, or resign altogether.[23]

District history

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2012

On November 6, 2012, Michael Grimm (R) won re-election to the United States House. He ran in the 11th District due to redistricting. He defeated Mark Murphy (D) in the general election.

U.S. House, New York District 11 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Mark Murphy 43% 92,428
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Grimm Incumbent 48% 103,118
     Green Henry Bardel 0.9% 1,939
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 8% 17,270
Total Votes 214,755
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"

2010

On November 2, 2010, Yvette D. Clarke won re-election to the United States House. She defeated Hugh C. Carr (R) in the general election.[24]

U.S. House, New York District 11 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngYvette D. Clarke incumbent 84.7% 104,297
     Republican Hugh C. Carr 7.4% 9,119
     N/A Write-in 7.9% 9,759
Total Votes 123,175

See also

External links

References

  1. Cook Political Report, "2014 House Race Ratings for August 8, 2014," accessed August 25, 2014
  2. FairVote's Monopoly Politics, "2014 House Projections," accessed August 25, 2014
  3. Sabato's Crystal Ball, "2014 House Races," accessed August 25, 2014
  4. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  5. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  6. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  7. New York Board of Elections Website, "Register to Vote," accessed January 3, 2014
  8. New York Redistricting Map "Map" accessed September 25, 2012
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 New York Board of Elections, "Candidate Petition List," accessed April 17, 2014
  10. Staten Island Advance, "Exclusive: Brooklyn Democratic City Councilman Domenic Recchia says he will run for Congress," February 17, 2013
  11. Staten Island Advance, "Exclusive: Brooklyn Democratic City Councilman Domenic Recchia says he will run for Congress," February 17, 2013
  12. SI Live, "Democratic House primary short-circuited as Board of Elections boots Recchia rival Salgado from ballot," accessed May 19, 2014
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Michael Grimm Summary Report," accessed July 31, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Michael Grimm Quarterly," accessed July 31, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Michael Grimm July Quarterly," accessed July 31, 2013
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Michael Grimm October Quarterly," accessed October 28, 2013
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Michael Grimm Year-End Quarterly," accessed February 11, 2014
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Michael Grimm April Quarterly," accessed April 24, 2014
  19. Sunshine State News "Democratic Super-PAC Targets Steve Southerland" Accessed March 8, 2013
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 USA Today, "N.Y. Rep. Grimm indicted on tax fraud charges," accessed April 28, 2014
  21. 21.0 21.1 Politico, "Michael Grimm expected to be indicted," accessed April 28, 2014
  22. New York Times, "Indictment Expected for Grimm, Staten Island Congressman," accessed April 28, 2014
  23. 23.0 23.1 The Washington Post, "Rep. Michael Grimm, facing federal charges, surrenders to FBI," accessed April 28, 2014
  24. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013