Michael Grimm considering run for Congress: report

Michael Grimm considering run for Congress: report
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Former Republican Rep. Michael Grimm (N.Y.) is considering a run for Congress, NY1 reported Wednesday.

Grimm, who resigned from Congress in 2014 after being charged with felony tax evasion, has reportedly spoken with a small number of political leaders on Staten Island about a potential run. 

Federal prosecutors hit Grimm with a 20-count indictment in 2015 on a slew of fraud allegations related to a restaurant he managed. He pleaded guilty to one count in a deal to keep the rest of the case from going to trial.


The former lawmaker also became the center of attention when he threatened to throw NY1 reporter Michael Scotto off a balcony in 2014 while speaking at the U.S. Capitol. 

Grimm is a former attorney, U.S. Marine and FBI agent who represented New York's 11th and 13th districts in his two terms in office.

The former congressman reportedly said that while he would like to return to public office at some point, he has not made any firm decisions on the issue. 

If Grimm entered the race, he would face Republican incumbent Rep. Dan Donovan in the GOP primary, as well as five Democrats currently in the running for the seat. 

New York's 11th District includes all of Staten Island and a small section of Brooklyn.