Bomb-Throwing Ex-Con Grimm Loses Race For NY House Seat

The Republican Party avoided disaster on Staten Island Tuesday when convicted tax cheat Michael Grimm (R-NY) lost his bid to return to the seat he resigned in 2015 in the midst of his legal troubles.

Grimm’s successor, Rep. Dan Donovan (R-NY), handily won the GOP primary, according to projections from the Associated Press and New York Times. Donovan  had 64 percent of the vote with 95 percent of the votes counted, as of 9 45 ET.

Donovan is widely expected to hold on to his seat in the...

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