Whatever You Say
Former New York Republican Rep. Michael Grimm is looking to get back into politics after seven months in prison stemming from a tax fraud felony conviction in 2014. With Stephen Bannon aiming to oust every Republican in Congress with the exception of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Grimm is strategically attempting to draw "a kind of cosmic bond between himself, the president, and his 'real,' 'regular,' and, 'average' supporters," who are located in New York's 11th congressional district including Staten Island and a chunk of southern Brooklyn, New York's Olivia Nuzzi writes.
And if you want to get the president on your side, Grimm has perhaps figured out the way to do it:
An internal Republican memo cited by Nuzzi found that Grimm lags behind incumbent Rep. Dan Donovan (R-N.Y.) 32 percent to 48 percent. But "Grimm's immunity from the obvious attacks, combined with Donovan's weak position as the incumbent and alignment with House leadership in opposition to the Trump America First agenda, set the stage for a clear victory in a GOP primary for the true Trump candidate," the memo concludes. Read the full report at New York.