DCCC piles on Grimm

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The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) on Monday launched its second ad against embattled Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.).

The new 30-second spot resembles one the DCCC unveiled earlier this month, cutting together media coverage in the wake of Grimm’s indictment on 20 federal charges in April.

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The ad borrows heavily from the press conference, where U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch announced the charges.

“Conspiracy to defraud the United States. Mail fraud. Wire fraud. Perjury. All was part of his scheme to evade taxes,” Lynch states in the footage. “Michael Grimm made the choice to go from upholding the law to breaking it.”

The ad also includes a clip of Grimm from a previous campaign event saying, "I’m very proud of who I am and what I’ve done.”

The spot concludes with footage from a press conference the lawmaker held the day the indictments were rolled out, where he vowed to stay in office.

“I will not abandon my post,” he said. “I have an election to win.”

The ad then reprises the tagline: "Can you believe this guy?"

The latest ad buy shows that national Democrats aren’t taking Grimm’s legal woes for granted, even though his fundraising has dried up in the wake of the charges.

Democrat Domenic Recchia has more than $1.2 million in the bank, according to Opensecrets.org.

A spokeswoman for the DCCC did not immediately respond to questions about the new campaign's price tag or how long it will run.

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