Part III, Michael Grimm Speaks
Michael Grimm today rallied his supporters on Staten Island with a full-capacity crowd at the Renaissance on Hylan Blvd. Present were Guy and Susan Molinari, Conner Buckley, who served with Grimm in Iraq; New York City Councilmen Oddo and Ignizio; Nicole Malliotakos, who is running for New York State Assembly in the 60th Assembly District; NY State Senator Marty Golden, Frank Santarpia, Staten Island Tea Party, and David, the youngest member of Grimm's campaign at age 13.
Following the rally, volunteers walked neighborhoods to place door-hanger ads on targeted constituent's doors. Thus far, the campaign has visited 24,000 homes, made 64,000 calls, with some of the callers speaking to voters in their native languages of Greek, Russian, Albanian, and Italian.
US for Palin Publisher Ron Devito distributed door hangers to 250 houses today in the 55th Election District with another 80 set up for tomorrow in two more districts. New York’s 13th Congressional District covers Staten Island and part of Brooklyn. Governor Palin endorsed Grimm on July 28, 2010, along with John Gomez for NY-2 who ran unopposed and won. She was the first to be acknowledged and recognized during his victory speech. Devito is campaigning for Grimm. For the primary, Devito walked door-to-door in the 60th and 79th Election Districts, installed lawn signs in the 10314 zip code, called voters on primary day and closed the PS 36 poll. In the 60th Election District where Devito worked, Grimm beat Allegretti 44 to 9 - a nearly 5:1 margin. When Devito arrived to the victory celebration, Allegretti had already called Grimm to concede. Watch Grimm's victory speech here. Devito is continuing his work for Grimm, having completed door-to-door walking blitzes in the 34th, 42nd, 57th, 85th, 22nd, and 55th Election Districts.
Any Grimm volunteers reading this, please send photos, video and campaign experiences to Organize4Palin.