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Atlas Readers’ Choice Mike Grimm Wins 13th Congressional Stunner

November 3, 2010

We were the first GOP blog to speak favorably of Mr. Grimm in Brooklyn.

Indeed, I personally endorsed him and spoke well of him back in the Spring. And our readers voted overwhelmingly for him in our now infamous poll.

Now, he is the new GOP congressman of the 13th Congressional district.

Local Republicans are moving quickly to embrace the new GOP voice for the 13th.

Mike Grimm, Conservative Warrior

Former City Council candidate Jonathan Judge of the Young Republicans stated online, “Congrats to Mike Grimm, the next Congressman from the 13th District! The Brooklyn YRs are truly proud to have worked with you and Joe Kovac to make this happen!” (Mr. Kovac is one of Mr. Grimm’s campaign leaders)

Also claiming credit in Brooklyn is the 49th Assembly District leadership, which wrote on Facebook:

The members of the Fiorello LaGuardia Republican Organization are pleased that our endorsed candidate, Michael Grimm, was elected to the U.S. Congress. We were the first Republican organization in Brooklyn to endorse Michael Grimm and are very proud of him. We wish you much success and best wishes as our representative in Washington D.C. Congratulations!

Meanwhile, no word from the Brooklyn GOP leadership, which did not support Mr. Grimm until after the vicious primary battle their candidate Michael Allegretti led against Mr. Grimm. We were grateful to see Mike Grimm win that primary decisively.

From all of us here at Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn, we wish Mr. Grimm congratulations and hope he will carry the banner of reform into the new Congress.

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20 Comments
  1. Oh Yeah! permalink
    November 3, 2010 2:31 am

    Go Grimm!!!!

  2. Pot-Bellied Bob permalink
    November 3, 2010 2:38 am

    Put down those groceries Bob now you can get your old job back.
    No more cleanup on aisle nine.

  3. Election Results permalink
    November 3, 2010 7:17 am

    District 40 — Kenneth Waluyn — 6%
    District 41 — Alan Bellone — 21% (Highest percentage from token candidates)
    District 42 — Alan Kesler — 8%
    District 43 — Menachem Raitport 9%
    District 44 — Alfred Caccamo — 20%
    District 45 — Joseph Hayon — 43% (Highest percentage from the losing candidates)
    District 46 — Jerry Amalfitano – 15%
    District 47 — Phyllis Carbo — 34%
    District 48 — Brian Doherty — 38%
    District 49 — Peter Cipriano — 38%
    District 50 — Jacqueline Haro — 12%
    District 51 — Henry Lallave — 17%
    District 52 — John Jasilli — 11%
    District 53 — Byron Orozco — 11%
    District 54 — Khorshed Chowdhury 8%
    District 55 — Robert Marshall — 4%
    District 56 — Garnsey Alston — 2%
    District 57 — Francis Voyticky — 3%
    District 58 — No Republican candidate
    District 59 — No Republican candidate
    District 60 — Nicole Malliotakis — 54% (The only Assembly winner in Brooklyn)

    • Where was the big national Republican-Tea Party TSUNAMI wave train? permalink
      November 3, 2010 8:55 pm

      These numbers are just “PATHETIC” !!!!!

      Craig Eaton’s Brooklyn GOP is a “DISGRACE” !!!!!

      Whatever national “wave” there was, that swamped Democrats across this great land of ours, seemed not to be able to cross the Narrows into Brooklyn and only made a little ripple here.

      Once again, GREAT JOB BROOKLYN GOP — NOT !!!!!

  4. You Called It permalink
    November 3, 2010 10:53 am

    You guys were saying good things about Grimm and his chances while the establishment was still cursing him out. Particularly Francisco D’Anconia. Great call guys. And congratulations to Mr. Grimm.

  5. Lora permalink
    November 3, 2010 11:23 am

    Good work, Congressman Grimm! Great work, Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn!

  6. Republicans in NYC are lost permalink
    November 3, 2010 11:32 am

    It is really sad when a no name candidate like Hayon gets a higher percentage of votes than any Republican NYC Assembly candidate (excluding winners).

  7. One Third Does Not Make A Whole permalink
    November 3, 2010 11:42 am

    Malliotakis is the STATEN ISLAND Assembly winner. The district in Brooklyn is only one-third of the whole district. Two-thirds are in STATEN ISLAND. The Island has all the winners.

    • Republicans in NYC are lost permalink
      November 3, 2010 12:43 pm

      I apologize. Allow me to rephrase.

      It is really sad when a no name candidate like Hayon gets a higher percentage of votes than any Republican NYC Assembly candidate.

    • Republicans in NYC are lost permalink
      November 3, 2010 12:46 pm

      I stand corrected. I did not say Brooklyn, I said NYC. Yes, Hayon is (for lack of better term) the biggest loser in NYC.

  8. Photo Op permalink
    November 3, 2010 2:06 pm

    Craig Eaton was so far up Grimm’s ass he could have been his dinner. And Marty Golden was lurking looking for another photo op. Pathetic.

  9. Brooklyn Barrister permalink
    November 3, 2010 8:44 pm

    I love that Grimm won without any help from the addled Kings County GOP. We all know Allegretti was their man and it has been documented heavily. Now they are trying to play ketchup. Sorry, fellas. A little too late, a little too late. Grimm did this WITHOUT ANY HELP from Golden and Eaton and Gene Beardelli’s face-eating-neck. They simply tied their squeaky wagon to Grimm’s after he trounced Allegretti. Atlas Shrugs right here was the ONLY one who got behind Grimm. The only one. Further testament to the Kings County GOP being ineffectual. Like they say in the comic books: nuff said

    • "Face-eating neck" permalink
      November 3, 2010 11:09 pm

      What an image! How Rex Stout! How Nero Berardelli!

      BRILLIANT !!!!!

  10. Why Did "Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn" lead with Grimm and "The Jig is Up Atlas" lead with Golden? permalink
    November 3, 2010 11:04 pm

    A comparison of the first after-election blog postings by the principal blogs of the two Brooklyn Republican factions shows where the main interest of each is focused.

    Clearly, ASIB’s “Atlas Readers’ Choice Mike Grimm Wins 13th Congressional Stunner” was unambiguously ebullient over the signal victory of Congressman Elect Michael Grimm.

    On the other hand, “The Jig is Up Atlas” sometimes can’t help telling truths about the Brooklyn GOP by accident, sort of like a subconscious subtextual Freudian slip. Maybe that’s what happened in AAA’s posting on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, “Breaking News: Senator Marty Golden Wins Re-Election, While Grimm and Malliotakis Unseat Democrat Incumbents!!!!!”

    Why was the “Breaking News” lead that Marty Golden had won re-election? Was that issue ever in doubt? Were Golden supporters worried about the outcome or the margin of victory? TJIUA’s headline might suggest that; after all, that was “The Jig is Up Atlas” first post-election blog. A simpler and more likely explanation, however, is that Marty Golden, and only Marty Golden, is the apple of Craig Eaton’s Brooklyn GOP eye. Clearly, everything and everybody else is secondary.

  11. Spot On permalink
    November 4, 2010 12:27 am

    Francisco, you did call it. You were saying good things about Grimm when Marty Golden and Craig Eaton were crying into their pillows over Allegretti’s loss. They hated Grimm, always did, and never trusted him. After all, look at the things The Jig wrote about him.

    I’m sure not much has changed.

  12. Young GOP Kid permalink
    November 4, 2010 12:31 am

    Before Golden or Eaton ever said one nice thing about Grimm, the Brooklyn Young Republicans hosted a session with Michael Grimm. I bet the establishment would love to forget that:



  13. Fly On The Wall permalink
    November 4, 2010 6:34 am

    At the victory party Grimm thanked many people and each got rousing applause. At the end he thanked Craig Eaton. At this point the search for the one armed man was over. The room was full of them as the amount of applause was, at best, polite. Many in the room knew that there was little to thank Craig for. The amount, and the lack of enthusiasm of the applause, was a match to Craig’s help to the campaign.

  14. Delusions and Madness of Eaton's Hate Bloggers After Lackluster Republican Showing in Elections in Brooklyn permalink
    November 5, 2010 9:33 pm

    TJIUA’s Friday, November 5, 2010 posting by “AAA”, “Election Day Recap Highlights Brooklyn Republican Party’s Big Comeback!!!!!!!”, and similar TJIUA postings since the 2010 results became known, are patently delusional. The only race won by a candidate of the Brooklyn GOP was that of State Senator Martin Golden, who won re-election in an uninspiring performance against an unknown newcomer (more about that race at another time). Winning candidates, Grimm and Malliotakis, were products of the Staten Island Republicans, who won in mostly Staten Island districts (it is still not clear that these candidates were successfully carried by the Brooklyn GOP in the Brooklyn parts of those candidate’s districts). Every other Republican candidate running in Brooklyn was soundly defeated, whether they were on the statewide ticket, local Brooklyn GOP candidates or local independent Republicans running without any active support by the Brooklyn GOP.

    Given the clear national tide raising all Republican boats, the paucity of Republican winners in Brooklyn is appalling. Any sensible Republican would necessarily sense that a permanent pall has settled over Republican activities in Brooklyn.

    In all of Brooklyn, there is one and only one district where there might be any sign of Republican life and hope, the 45th AD, where Joseph Hayon ran a very competitive independent Republican race with virtually no outside support from the Brooklyn GOP establishment.

    In each and every other assembly or state senate district in Brooklyn, there either was no Republican opposition whatsoever or no opposition that threatened the opposing Democratic candidate in a meaningful way.

    TJIUA has been chattering and nattering about the best showing in decades – not even close “Jiggers”. If the measure is “decades”, the Brooklyn GOP has lost hundreds of thousands of votes countywide and tens of thousands in local races since those days.

    This year’s results only put the Brooklyn GOP back to where it was before 2006 when it started losing the assembly and congressional seats shared with Staten Island, except the Brooklyn Republican vote is now a smaller part of the winners’ totals. Furthermore, as far as voter percentages, the 2010 numbers overall were comparable to the lone competitive race in 2007. In fact, in parts of Bay Ridge – Dyker Heights and Bensonhurst – Bath Beach, the lone competitive candidate in 2007 had higher percentages than the Republicans running in similar areas in 2010.

    We expect that the ED and AD statistics will paint an even more graphic “Portrait of Dorian Gray” of the Brooklyn GOP. Stay Tuned.

  15. Early analysis of the mimimal gains made locally in the 47th and 49th AD voting permalink
    November 7, 2010 9:14 pm

    The Brooklyn GOP leaders who seized operational control of the campaign in the 49th AD against Assemblyman Abbate pumped resouces into a “secret campaign” of mailers and robo-calls for an unknown and uncredentialled candidate who was kept under raps inside the 49th AD resulted the mere addition of under 10% to the previous totals attained in that district.

    Running with fewer resources the Republican candidate who was well known in her 47th AD and had run before added over 12% to her prior total vote.

    Nonetheless, the Brooklyn GOP leadership temporarily based in the 49th AD and the 47th AD leadership also largely working out of the Brooklyn GOP headquarters in the 49th AD had local vote totals in the mid-30 percents and were not able to carry either the 47th AD or the 49th AD for the top of the ticket. This was a drop of the high watermark attained during the 2008 election.

    In a signal mark of failure the total Republican vote for all Republican candidates inthe 47th and 49th ADs dropped from election year 2008 to election year 2010, both in absolute numbers and percentages. All of this happened inspite of a massive natioanl trend in favor of Republicans and against incumbents.

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