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Last Day To Vote in 13th Congressional Atlas Poll Is This Monday

August 15, 2010

The Verrazano Bridge links the two parts of the 13th Congressional District

Don’t be left out! Voting in our online poll will end Monday night. We’ve been asking you to tell us who is most likely to win the 13th Congressional District Republican Primary. Mike Grimm and Michael Allegretti are the two GOP candidates running to defeat incumbent Democrat Michael McMahon.

Over a thousand of you have voted so far, and this race is too important not to have your voice heard.

Meanwhile, Michael Allegretti seems very bitter about our online poll.

Team Grimm made a polite entreaty to his supporters to vote for him in our poll on Facebook. I suppose Mr. Allegretti did not want to do the same on his Facebook page because I have not had the kindest things to say about him (mind you, those are not the positions of all bloggers on this blog).

So, on his Facebook page, Allegretti (or his campaign) wrote: “Maybe [Grimm] was too busy worried about blogs and online polls, while we took to the streets to send a message: we need new leadership! Hopefully, he can take some time to talk to voters today, if he decides your voice is more important than voting for himself online…”

Mr. Establishment’s just a tad upset, I take it.

Allegretti is not one to say that Grimm has not had his foot soldiers on the ground. Indeed, while Allegretti was toasting and clinking glasses in Manhattan not too long ago, Grimm’s people were hard at work collecting petitions in Brooklyn, which is supposedly Allegretti’s “stronghold.”

So, he knows better than to say such a childish thing.

And does Mr. Allegretti mind the fact that hundreds of people have voted for him in our poll? I can’t imagine Allegretti’s people haven’t been voting themselves. Don’t they want to demonstrate they have motivated enough supporters that they can make a strong showing in an online poll just one month before the primary itself?

Of course. So, why all the bitterness, Michael? Am I missing something here?

One other thing, Mr. Allegretti: I can assure you based on the statistics of our website that many thousands of readers have been coming to Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn to read about our coverage and vote in our poll. Many of your would-be constituents have taken their support and/or grievances online, which helps communicate their ideas to a wider audience.

You should be listening to them rather than dismissing them.

In fact, we encourage both candidates to maintain a strong presence online so that voters who cannot make all of their events can still follow their campaigns right up until primary day.


Otherwise, keep voting, and we’ll provide updates as time goes by. May the best man win.

  1. So Much For Allegretti permalink
    August 15, 2010 6:02 pm

    Did Allegretti’s supporters just give up or is this the extent of his pull online? 371 votes at last count.

  2. Let me Point Out Who Mr. Allegretti Really is Like permalink
    August 15, 2010 8:07 pm

    Mike Allegretti is a fine person, with a fine pedigree, a really fine pedigree, good schools, good jobs, good looks, worked for years for the election of Marty Golden and several other Republicans, and last year Craig Eaton saw to it that Mr. A was the coveted Kings County Republican Dinner honoree (Sorry, I just can’t use that one again, and nothing else comes close!).

    Except for the very last item, Mike Allegretti reminds me a lot of myself, when I was young and beautiful.

    Nonetheless, I don’t think I’d make as good a congressional candidate as Michael Grimm.

    btw, Semper Fi, Mack!!!

  3. Allegretti-Eaton Connections permalink
    August 15, 2010 10:20 pm

    I used to like Mike Allegretti. But he’s aligned himself so much with Craig Eaton that he’s just too unpalatable for my tastes.

  4. Allegretti Rocks permalink
    August 15, 2010 10:23 pm

    Allegretti is going to win this race. Period. You Grimm guys are going down.

  5. Allegretti Will Win permalink
    August 15, 2010 10:27 pm

    Allegretti is going to win. He’s obviously more experienced and qualified than Grimm, and a real conservative!

    • Allegretti Will Lose permalink
      August 15, 2010 11:58 pm

      You’re dreaming!

  6. Friend of Allegretti voting for Grimm permalink
    August 16, 2010 8:18 am

    I know Mike Allegretti. I’ve worked with him on a couple of “projects.” I can tell you that he may be a die-hard Republican but he certainly is not a conservative. I speak to that from my own experience.

  7. Eaton Going Crazy permalink
    August 16, 2010 9:31 am

    When Grimm wins, it will usher in a new era of Republican politics in Brooklyn. After all, Grimm will win the primary with zero help from Mr. Eaton and the Brooklyn GOP, who were behind Allegretti since day one. Mr. Eaton and the Brooklyn GOP will have zero influence with NYC’s only Republican Congressman. This is just the political fact, due to Eaton’s poor decision to endorse Allegretti.

  8. Allegretti is a Liberal permalink
    August 16, 2010 7:55 pm

    Michael Allegretti is a far left radical liberal. Anyone who thinks Allegretti is a real Conservative is way off base.

  9. I Know Who I Prefer of These Two, Right Now, But I'm Not Voting Until September 14th permalink
    August 16, 2010 8:15 pm

    Neither of these two “attractive” Republican congressional candidates has tossed out any real bloody Republican red meat for us truly carnivorous Republicans to sink our teeth into or, even better, swallow whole.

    FEED ME!!!!

    Or I’ll turn this congressional race into a real “[Big] Shop of Horrors” for both sides.

    I SAID, “FEED ME”, NOW !!!!!

  10. John Galt permalink*
    August 16, 2010 8:45 pm

    In case you did not hear it, both Mr. Grimm and Mr. Allegretti appeared on The Brian Lehrer Show

    Make your own determinations about both.

    My own personal assessment about Mr. Allegretti’s performance was that he did largely well but came off as too serious and seemed a bit out of breath. He avoided some issues, but I found his term limit constitutional amendment interesting yet hopeless in the current political climate. I don’t know if I understand Mr. Allegretti’s involvement in Bayside Oil that much based on what he said, but it sounded like he personally believed he was creating jobs himself in Brooklyn over the years. I do understand the criticism of him that he is a lobbyist, and he does not sound like he lives in the district frankly. Grimm, however, sounds like he is a guy from the district. That will not help Allegretti in any debate. I’d give him a decent grade for his performance.

    Mike Grimm gave a very strong performance and played to Allegretti’s weakness by coming off as very down to earth and human. Grimm went after Allegretti’s age, which I found amusing and somewhat reminiscent of Reagan. Grimm emphasized his strengths, particularly his FBI and military background. Grimm hiccuped a couple of times, especially on the FinReg legislation. But he did recover fairly strongly. I’d give him an overall good grade for his work.

    It also should be said Brian Lehrer did an excellent job moderating the session.

  11. Brian Rooney permalink
    August 16, 2010 9:43 pm

    Grimm will win the primary. Grimm will ultimately lose to McMahon but regardless Grimm’s victory will prove the Kings County GOP is impotent and powerless.

    “I’ll be seeing you…
    In all the old familiar places…
    That this heart of mine embraces…
    All day through.”

  12. Great Song from a Failed Show -- Is that the point? permalink
    August 16, 2010 11:07 pm

    Lot’s of covers on this WW-2 standard. Jo Stafford and Vera Lynn top my list. Both of those gals really brought that tune back in the 50’s too.

    I have to give the edge to VL “Cathedral Bells were tolling … who knows if we shall meet again … but when the morning chimes ring sweet again…” Just picture a completely wiped-out Pater Noster Row, still smoking next to the majestic St. Paul’s — completely different emotion from the “Forces Sweetheart” than from Paul Weston’s sweetheart.

    I still remember VL using it for the sign-off to her show on American TV — or was it “We’ll Meet again” (Nah! That was “Dr. Strangelove”).


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