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BREAKING: Defiant US Rep. Grimm wins 3rd term amid tax trial

November 5, 2014 Associated Press
Despite legal troubles, Michael Grimm was re-elected to Congress over Domenic Recchia. AP photo
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 Republican U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm has won a third term in Congress despite a rocky year that included a federal indictment on tax evasion charges and being caught on camera threatening to throw a TV reporter off a balcony.

Grimm defeated Democratic challenger Domenic Recchia on Tuesday in the hotly contested fight for New York’s 11th Congressional District.

Grimm and the former New York City councilman faced off in combative debates, and Grimm’s indictment was a running theme. Grimm insisted he could serve effectively while Recchia maintained he couldn’t.

Grimm has pleaded not guilty to hiding more than $1 million in sales and wages while running a small Manhattan restaurant. His trial is set for February.

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The district covers Staten Island and a part of Brooklyn.

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