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October 25, 2010

For Congress: One Grimm Marine for NY-13 (Staten Island)

Michael Grimm, Superhero. Check this bio out:


Michael Grimm's service to our nation began at the age of nineteen, when he left college after his freshman year and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps to serve the country that he loves and respects. After serving in the Persian Gulf War and being awarded a Combat Meritorious Promotion to Non-Commissioned Officer, Grimm returned as a combat veteran to an active reserve status and continued his education.


While attending college full time during the day, Grimm went to work as a clerk for the FBI on the midnight shift. After a short time, Grimm was chosen to attend the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center where he completed the Federal Police Officer Training Program graduating with the honor of both the Academic and Physical Fitness awards for his class. Upon returning from training, Grimm was deputized as a U.S. Marshal and entrusted with full arrest authority as a Uniformed Police Officer for the FBI.


With a desire to diversify his background, Grimm left the FBI for a Research Analyst position on Wall Street working for Harmonic Research and, later, the firm of Robb, Peck, McCooey. In a short time, Grimm attained several securities industry licenses and traded small cap stocks. During this period, Grimm attended Bernard M. Baruch College at night to further his education. Upon graduating with his BBA in Accountancy with a concentration in Finance, Grimm felt the pull of public service and returned to the FBI where he was appointed a Special Agent and assigned to the New York Office. Although he was assigned to investigate the Gambino Crime Family in the prestigious Organized Crime Branch, Grimm eventually found his niche fighting corruption on Wall Street as a member of the Financial Fraud Squad. While serving on the Fraud squad, Grimm was recognized for excellence and awarded a "QSI" for his untiring work ethic and dedication to serving justice.


During his service in the FBI, Grimm wanted to compliment his accounting degree with a law degree and attended New York Law School at night, eventually graduating in the top 10 of his class with honors (Magna Cum Laude). Special Agent Grimm was then admitted to practice law in New York and Connecticut.


It was during his tenure with the Fraud Squad that Grimm started his undercover career, resulting in him being the first FBI Agent to successfully infiltrate Wall Street Operation Wooden Nickel was arguably one of the most successful White Collar undercover investigations in the history of the FBI. As part of the investigation, Grimm maintained a deep undercover role as a hedge fund manager for almost two years while obtaining evidence against more than 50 individuals committing frauds spanning the spectrum from stock manipulation and currency scams to money laundering. Grimm was once again honored by being awarded his second "QSI".

After establishing a reputation as a reliable, "go-to" undercover agent, Grimm was enlisted to investigate corrupt politicians in New Jersey, corrupt police officers in Florida, and various other cases often as the lead undercover agent. Living the lives of a "made" member of La Cosa Nostra, a nefarious land developer, a struggling actor/model, a corrupt Wall Street financier, an international money launderer and other personas, Grimm relentlessly fought corruption and served our country proudly.

Oh and then he went on to become a small business owner, opening a health food restaurant, which I would usually say sounds kinda stupid, but I'm not going to say that now because this guy would bend me up and transform me like Megatron.

Are you fucking kidding me?!! He's a Marine and an undercover agent? This guy makes Batman look like Niles Crane.

And he's running in Staten Island, which is conservative leaning. So this is eminently doable. His donation goal, up on his site, is a mere $50,000. Fifty thousand dollars! In the most expensive advertising market outside of Tokyo!

He's endorsed by the Conservative Party of NY, too, which is pretty bright red for NY. So he's not screwing around.

This is from the Daily News:

What makes the race in the 13th so compelling, and such a bellwether for the nation, are its unique qualities. The district is composed of Staten Island and the Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Dyker Heights and Gravesend sections of Brooklyn. It’s solidly Republican, a minority in this overwhelmingly blue state, deeply religious and conservative — Planned Parenthood just opened its first office on Staten Island last month.

The seat Michael McMahon holds has historically belonged to a Republican, but the twin boons of Obama fever and predecessor Vito Fossella’s spectacular flame-out contributed to a landslide victory in 2008 (he won with 61% of the vote)...

[Grimm] challenger is a 40-year-old novice who won his primary without party backing.

Damn I was planning to do GOTV for Murray in VA-8 but I might have to try to get this guy in there too.

New York City Morons! Hey, I'm thinking of maybe trying to arrange a Wednesday night GOTV thing, maybe Thursday night, with bar after... let me know if you're interested or available those days.

Oh, Bonus: This McMahon guy? Not a fan of the Jews and their dirty Jew-shekels.

But in an effort to show that Grimm lacks support among voters in the district, which covers Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn, the McMahon campaign compiled a list of Jewish donors to Grimm and provided it to The Politicker.

The file, labeled "Grimm Jewish Money Q2," for the second quarter fundraising period, shows a list of over 80 names, a half-dozen of which in fact do hail from Staten Island, and a handful of others that list Brooklyn as home.

"Where is Grimm's money coming from," said Jennifer Nelson, McMahon's campaign spokesman. "There is a lot of Jewish money, a lot of money from people in Florida and Manhattan, retirees."

PS, the guy's begging for $50,000 a week before the election. From what I've heard of this "Jewish Money" Ms. Nelson speaks of, that's not "a lot" of it. That's not even what they spend on phylacteries and dreidls in a given week.

Added the EventBrite Notice: Right now it's just all TBD but sign up if interested. I'll call Grimm's people soon to find out what they need and where.

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