Monday, November 15, 2010
A GRIMM FAIRYTALE - REPUBLICAN MICHAEL GRIMM THE REPRESENTATIVE-ELECT FROM NEY YORK'S 13TH AND HIS DUBIOUS DEBT
Michael Grimm, Republican Representative-elect
New York, well Staten Island to be specific, has elected themselves one slick operator by the name of Michael Grimm. Republican Representative-elect Grimm of New York's 13th Congressional District raised $925,231 for his race against Democratic incumbent Representative Michael McMahon. Grimm spent $900,322 and reported having $24,908 as cash on hand. The Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org provided Grimm's financial data, http://www.blogger.com/goog_616981730
Let's do the math. $900,322 + $24,908 = $925,230. Grim raised $925,231 and either spent or has $925,230. The difference between $925,231 & $925,230 is $1. Indeed, Grimm claims to have no campaign debt! http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00031401&newMem=Y.
So what is an incoming Republican Representative to do when his campaign coffers are down to a measly buck? Michael Grimm goes to Washington, D.C. and his first order of duty is to hold a campaign fundraiser. No not just any campaign fundraiser. He wants to have a campaign fundraiser to retire his debt. Even though he has a surplus of $1.00.
The Sunlight Foundation's Party Time has Grimm's fairytale fundraiser on line at http://politicalpartytime.org/party/24012/. The fundraiser is for this evening in the Capitol Club's Roosevelt Room. That refers to Teddy not Franklin! The suggested shakedown is $2,500 for a host, $1,000 for a PAC, and $500 for a person.
Welcome to Washington, Mr. Grimm. You have started to show that truth doesn't matter, money matters. You'll have a grand time playing the legalized money laundering game, you son-of-a-gun!