Staten Island Advance endorses… Michael Grimm (R, New York-11).

Why then, this is Hell: nor is the Staten Island Advance out of it.

There are, on occasion, electoral races in which both candidates are of high quality and high integrity and conduct a tough but fair campaign about the issues.

Fair-minded voters have a difficult choice, but they can know that, no matter who is elected, they’ll be well represented by someone who won’t embarrass their community.

The election for the House of Representatives seat in the 11th New York Congressional District is nothing like that.

Continue reading Staten Island Advance endorses… Michael Grimm (R, New York-11).

See, this is why I hate mid-September in election years.

Nothing ever makes sense. Case in point: while we’re watching everybody gingerly panic and/or exult over the Senate races – ‘gingerly’ because doing either right now is like tap-dancing in a minefield – you get stuff like this:

A new Sienna College poll in New York’s 11th congressional district finds Rep. Michael Grimm (R), despite being under federal indictment, is locked in a tight battle against challenger Domenic Recchia (D), 44% to 40%.

It’s genuinely weird: if you look at the national polls, everything’s great for Republicans. If you look at the state polls, things are currently reassuring Democrats. And if you drill down to the local polls, you’re right back to seeing Republicans doing well. Danged if I know what the heck is going on, except that I hate mid-September in election years.

Moe Lane

PS: The man is under indictment. How is this even a thing?

Meet Michael Grimm (R CAND, NY-13).

Mike’s one of the GOP candidates for the district – the primary hasn’t happened yet – for the seat whose current incumbent (Mikey McMahon) just made the news for distributing a list of Grimm’s Jewish donors. Yeah, I know: you’d think in this day and age… anyway, Mike took the time to talk to us:

Mike’s site is here. Note the endorsements: Giuliani, McCain, & Palin. Pretty impressive spread there, huh?

Moe Lane

Crossposted to RedState.