Recchia Did Not Debate Grimm in Brooklyn Because Debate Moderator Was Grimm Employee

Democratic contender Domenic Recchia did not attend a candidate forum in Brooklyn on Tuesday because the debate moderator works in rival Republican Michael Grimm’s Brooklyn office: Ms. Vella-Marrone is Grimm's Brooklyn Operations Director and a vice chair of the NY State Conservative Party.

Despite this detail, Congressman Michael Grimm said Recchia was a coward for not debating, the Observer reports.

He also said that if re-elected he fully expects to return to the Committee on Financial Services. “In fact, the chairman has already said he’s holding my spot,” Mr. Grimm said. (Grimm had resigned resigned from the committee position in the wake of his 20-count federal indictment.)

Less than three weeks to the election.

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