The Russian community’s growing political influence has been profiled by publications ranging from the Wall Street Journal to The New York Times, especially in regards to their role in electing Congressman Bob Turner. Since then, Russian-born State Senator David Storobin won an upset special election, drawing even more attention to the community. Now, Congressman Michael Grimm is campaigning for reelection in a congressional district with one of the nation’s larger concentration of Russian voters, and he seems to know it.
On a Russian-language radio show yesterday evening, Mr. Grimm announced that he would be co-chairing the recently-formed Congressional Russia Caucus along with Queens Congressman Gregory Meeks. Read More