Palin gets on Grimm’s Staten Island bandwagon

New York House candidate Michael Grimm (R) now has the full support of his party’s 2008 presidential ticket.

Following an endorsement from Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) last week, Sarah Palin announced Wednesday she’s backing the former FBI agent.

“This decorated Marine and Persian Gulf War veteran took on organized crime and Wall Street corruption as an undercover agent,” Palin wrote on her Facebook page. “He’ll represent New Yorkers with just as much integrity and courage as he defended them in the FBI and the Marine Corps.”

Grimm said he was “proud” to have the former Alaska governor’s support. “Her support for common sense solutions to the problems facing our nation make her one of the most important leaders in the Republican Party today,” he said in a statement.

He’s vying against businessman Michael Allegretti for the GOP nod to face Rep. Mike McMahon (D-N.Y.).