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Grimm, Recchia Trade Attacks in Televised Debate

Republican Congressman Michael Grimm (L) and Democratic opponent Domenic M. Recchia Jr. wait for their debate to start in the studios of WABC-TV in New York City, Oct. 17, 2014. (Richard Drew-Pool/Getty Images)
Republican Congressman Michael Grimm (L) and Democratic opponent Domenic M. Recchia Jr. wait for their debate to start in the studios of WABC-TV in New York City, Oct. 17, 2014. (Richard Drew-Pool/Getty Images)

Civility was the first casualty in the war of words between Michael Grimm and Domenic Recchia, both running to represent Staten Island and some parts...




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