After Allegations, Michael Grimm No Longer A Romney Delegate [Update]

michael grimm getty2 After Allegations, Michael Grimm No Longer A Romney Delegate [Update]
Congressman Grimm (Photo: Getty)

Congressman Michael Grimm, one of Mitt Romney’s most vocal supporters, is no longer on his list of delegates for the Republican Convention, the Staten Island Advance reported this morning. Mr. Romney’s official list of delegates, reported last Tuesday by Capital Tonight, confirm this as well. Mr. Grimm has recently been facing allegations from the New York Times‘ sources that he engaged in criminal fundraising behavior. He has steadfastly denied the charges, but the controversy surrounding it might have been too much for the Romney campaign.

Mr. Grimm was the first GOP Congressman in New York State to endorse a presidential candidate and had subsequently emerged as one of Mr. Romney’s media surrogates, even traveling to New Hampshire and Florida to campaign on his behalf.

In December, The Politicker received a press release entitled “Rep. Grimm, Sen. Golden Headline Romney Delegate Slate for NY-13 Presidential Primary.”

“It is a testament to the strength of the Romney campaign that our delegate slate will be headed by Congressman Grimm and Senator Golden, two of the best known, most respected Republicans in New York City,” former Staten Island Borough President Guy Molinari said in the statement.

Mr. Grimm’s spokeswoman further told the Advance that Mr. Grimm didn’t need the slot because, as a sitting member of Congress, he would be automatically allowed to attend the convention.

Update: Mr. Grimm’s office reached out to The Politicker to say the original report incorrectly framed the issue. Both New York Congressional Members who were delegates, including Nan Hayworth, were removed to make space for extra delegate slots, they said.

4 thoughts on “After Allegations, Michael Grimm No Longer A Romney Delegate [Update]

  1. As the Republican District Leader of the 49 Assembly District,
    where the 13th Congressional District has one of the largest portions
    of election districts than any other Assembly District in Brooklyn,  I am very much concerned about the allegations
    surrounding Congressman Michael Grimm 
    claiming that he engaged in criminal fundraising behavior. In addition to
    these allegations, I have just learned that Congressman Grimm is no longer a candidate
    for delegate for Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. I hope that these
    controversial matters are resolved expeditiously and to the best interests of
    the Republican Party.

    Lucretia Regina-Potter

    Republican District Leader 49AD

    1. What about allegations no facts that Lucretia Regina Potter has used her position to endorse Democrats.

      What about Lucretia Regina Potter using her family business to now store the former office of former assemblyman turned tax cheat Arnaldo Ferraro?

      What about Lucretia’s comments calling for an Italian only assembly district?

      I hope these comments Republicans look at very closely.

    2. What about allegations no facts that Lucretia Regina Potter has used her position to endorse Democrats.

      What about Lucretia Regina Potter using her family business to now store the former office of former assemblyman turned tax cheat Arnaldo Ferraro?

      What about Lucretia’s comments calling for an Italian only assembly district?

      I hope these comments Republicans look at very closely.

    3. What about allegations no facts that Lucretia Regina Potter has used her position to endorse Democrats.

      What about Lucretia Regina Potter using her family business to now store the former office of former assemblyman turned tax cheat Arnaldo Ferraro?

      What about Lucretia’s comments calling for an Italian only assembly district?

      I hope these comments Republicans look at very closely.

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