Newsmax picked up the Grimm ball and ran with it --- its homepage article even quoted Jerry Kassar about Grimm's emergence as a possible candidate against popular Dan Donovan --- --- ---
And WTF !!! Did they really also float Vito's name out there, too ???
Even though it was largely warmed over material that has been mulled over a lot locally, and even on this blog, the fact that a national Republican media outlet like Newsmax has decided to broadcast the Grimm message far and wide with a homepage featured article is a big deal (See "Grimm Seeks NY House Seat with Breitbart Support" by John Gizzi, 10/8/17, Newsmax/ Home [https://www.newsmax.com/johngizzi/former-n-y-rep-michael-grimm-steve-bannon/2017/10/08/id/818430/]).
WILL THIS BE A RACE BETWEEN THE "POPULIST" VERSUS THE "POPULAR" --- OR --- WILL VITO FOSSELLA MAKE IT A THREE-WAY CLUSTER...
Kassar was quoted by Newsmax' regular White House columnist John Gizzi as follows: ".... 'Grimm is a populist-type candidate and as such he has a chance,' Gerard Kassar, Conservative Party chairman of Brooklyn, told Newsmax. 'But he has a long way to go before he will be able to convince the rank-and-file Republican primary voters they should move from Dan to him.'..."
Meanwhile, Newsmax and Gizzi seemed to heap high praise on somebody that they thought might be another possible, and even better, candidate against Donovan, Vito Fossella. But according to Newsmax, former Congressman Vito Fossella seems to be sticking with Donovan because of his popularity and support in the district --- ".... Former Rep. Fossella told Newsmax he has no interest in entering the race and is supporting Donovan..... 'Dan Donovan has the reputation of being a well-liked and effective congressman who reflects the priorities of Staten Island and Brooklyn,' [Fossella] said...."