Former Congressman Michael Grimm, left, is trying to unseat, Rep. Dan Donovan in New York, 11th District
The former Republican Congressman Michael Grimm is attempting a political comeback primary came to an abrupt halt on Tuesday in the hands of the incumbent Dan Donovan in the GOP.
With almost all districts reporting, Donovan led-Grimm-by 29 percentage points, from 64 percent to 35 percent. Grimm admitted to his opponent about 40 minutes after the polls closed polls.
There is no one to better represent the people of New York, and Staten Island (a place I know very well) as @RepDanDonovan who loves strong on borders & Crime, our military and our vets, voted for tax cuts and helping me to America Great Again. Dan has my full endorsement!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 30. May 2018
Very important @RepDanDonovan for the Republicans in November…and his opponent will win. You Are Thinking Of Alabama. We can’t lose take a Chance, a Nancy Pelosi Democrat controlled!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) may 31, 2018
Donovan victory is probably a great relief to Republican leadership, the analysts say, will you enter November, confident that the party will hold the single US house seat in New York City. President Trump also endorsed Donovan on Twitter at the end of last month, compares Grimm, Roy Moore, the failed Republican Senate candidate from Alabama.
Grimm, 48, was trying to win back his old seat in New York’s 11th District, which includes Republican-leaning, Trump support, of Staten Island, as well as a piece of South Brooklyn. He represented the area for four years, between 2011 and 2015.
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Michael Grimm on the fight to win back congressional seat
Ex-Congressman to run for Congress after his retirement in 2015.
Grimm’s previous tenure on Capitol Hill was full of fight and ended with his resignation after he pleaded guilty for the crimes of tax evasion with a restaurant that he part-owned before going to Congress. Grimm served seven months in prison and now says that the charges were politically motivated.
Donovan, a 61-year-old former state Prosecutor, is not shy about highlighting the brothers Grimm-criminal history.
“My opponent went to prison and lost his right to vote. He could not even vote for the President,” Donovan told Fox News this week. “My opponent says he supports the President, but not say anything in support of the President in the presidential elections.”
Earlier Tuesday, Grimm on Fox News’ “The story said,” he was surprised by trump card is the support for Donovan.
“There is a tremendous amount of pressure on the President by the device, controlled by the house leadership, and so on,” Grimm Martha MacCallum said. “You don’t want to the President is going against their operators, and, ultimately, the President of the team, to be handed over to the office now, his agenda.”
Donovan will face democratic candidate Max Rose in November for the General election.
Fox News’ Martha MacCallum, David Lee Miller and The Associated Press contributed to this report.