fighting fire with fire
Richard Alles, the legislative director for the Uniformed Fire Officers Association, is mulling a run for State Senator José Peralta’s Queens-based seat.
Mr. Alles, a Jackson Heights resident, confirmed his interest in challenging Mr. Peralta next year.
There were a flurry of new stories about Congressman Michael Grimm this weekend, most notably an Associated Press report that the FBI is considering setting up a formal investigation into Mr. Grimm’s fundraising, but the Staten Island Republican is pressing forward with his reelection campaign at full speed. He announced his second union endorsement this morning, this time from the Uniformed Fire Officers Association.
“The Unformed Fire Officers Association, representing active and retired New York City Fire Officers, is proud to endorse Congressman Michael Grimm for re-election to the United State’s New York’s 13th District,” UFOA President Al Hagan said in a statement.