The candidate Sarah Palin endorsed in the GOP primary in New York's 13th district of Staten Island, Michael Grimm, has defeated his opponent Michael Allegretti by an overwhelming margin:
Grimm, who was also backed by Rudy Giuliani, was a former FBI agent and Marine veteran. He was criticized for raising a lot of money outside the district, and not having lived there as long as Allegretti, whose family ran a local business on the Brooklyn side of the district.With 63 percent of the precincts reporting, Grimm had an impressive 66.5 percent of the vote to Allegretti's 33.5 percent.
Grimm will take on freshman Rep. Michael McMahon, a moderate Democrat who has the backing of the Conservative Party and who voted against Obama’s health care policy.
McMahon came under criticism earlier when a campaign aide distributed to a reporter documents that described how much money Grimm raised outside the district, labeling one category as “Jewish money.” The campaign aide was fired and McMahon apologized.