Claiming Polling Edge, Team Grimm Takes To The Ferry–Seeking Votes
The Grimm campaign is turning to one of their first and most notable endorsers for support in the run-up to the election next week.
Team Grimm released this statement:
Commuters at the Staten Island Ferry terminal in Manhattan this morning were greeted with a friendly and familiar face – “America’s Mayor” Rudy Giuliani, campaigning with Michael Grimm (R-Staten Island/Brooklyn), the Republican and Conservative candidate for the 13th Congressional District of New York.
Mayor Giuliani, who tipped his hat to the Grimm campaign early on, said of the candidate, “Michael Grimm has outstanding qualifications for public office. As a U.S. Marine, he served in combat for our country and then he continued to serve our country for 11 years as a Special Agent in the FBI. I am proud to support Michael Grimm for New York’s 13th Congressional District.”
The Grimm campaign is gaining huge momentum after his recent victories in the NY1 and Staten Island Advance Debates. Congressman Michael McMahon’s desperation has been on constant display over the last week where he continues to “roll out” old endorsements and plays dirty tricks. McMahon’s campaign ads were described recently by the Staten Island Advance as “bald-faced deceit.”
“I enjoyed campaigning with a great mayor and a great man, Rudy Giuliani. Mayor Giuliani’s continued support of my campaign means the world to me. I know that Staten Islanders and Brooklynites respect Mayor Giuliani for his decisive leadership, and for taking this city back from the brink of bankruptcy and dangerous times,”said Grimm. “When I am in Congress, I will fight to take back America, by getting people back to work, limiting government and putting and end to the borrow and spend culture that is crippling our economy.
“Unlike Mayor Giuliani, Congressman McMahon never met a tax he did not like,” Grimm continued. “We need leaders with fiscal responsibility, who will cut taxes and spending and know how to make tough decisions to get us out of this financial mess, which means slashing discretionary spending and eliminating the failing programs currently funded with taxpayer dollars.
“I am overwhelmed by the support and the influx of volunteers over the last month. My internal polls are showing that I am ahead of McMahon and I’m very confident that we are going to win. As McMahon continues to misrepresent his record of raising our property taxes 18.5%, voting to increase tolls with congestion pricing, and voting for the failed Obama-Pelosi stimulus and bailout packages, my message aimed at cutting taxes, creating private sector jobs, and repealing Obamacare is resonating.
The most notable mention is that of Mr. Grimm’s internal polling, which must, of course, be taken with a grain of salt. But it does represent the first time Team Grimm has actually come out and stated that they perceive victory to be within their grasp.
Meanwhile, we expect some very interesting activity in the coming days as the race heats up.
We will be following it closely.