Michael Grimm, Republican candidate for Congress is New York’s 13th Congressional District, displayed impressive marksmanship this week, even for a decorated Marine, hitting four targets with one press release: his GOP primary opponent, the incumbent Democratic congressman they both hope to run against, President Obama, and Nancy Pelosi.
The topic was Cap and Trade, which Mr. Grimm claims ‘will result in the biggest tax increase in US history’ and how all four of the above might use the Gulf oil spill disaster to further legislation toward that end.
“I am the only candidate in this race against Cap and Trade,” Mr. Grimm said. “Michael McMahon voted for it and Michael Allegretti has not only praised it, but has taken thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from his fellow environmental lobbyists.”
Michael Grimm claims his GOP opponent, Michael Allegretti, will attend a fundraiser next week in his honor hosted by Stephen Dishart, Executive Director of Blue Ocean, an organization Grimm calls ‘an advocate for the liberal environmental agenda that will make energy costs skyrocket.’
Michael Grimm is running against Michael Allegretti for the GOP nomination for Congress in the 13th CD which includes all of Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn.
The incumbent is Democrat Michael McMahon.
The district is an island of red in a sea of blue–at least in presidential elections.
It voted for John McCain in the last presidential election and for George Bush in the election before that.
The race for Congress so far breaks down as follows: Grimm is a Conservative. Allegretti sounds like a moderate Republican. McMahon is a centrist Democrat.
Instead of Cap and Trade, Mr. Grimm advocates ‘green building tax credits’ that promote environmentally friendly development:
“But I will not under any circumstances support any legislation that will result in a tax on the American public,” he said
On a related issue, in the same press release, Grimm stated he thinks the Obama administration is mismanaging the Gulf oil spill disaster, with the help of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
“Once again the Obama/Pelosi big government plan has failed America,” he said. “Instead of making every resource available to those in the Gulf, a government bureaucracy of red tape was created. Governors must now go through 25 different agencies to save their states. This is simply inexcusable.”
Four hits: one press release.
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