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U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan Survives GOP Primary Challenge

U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan Survives GOP Primary Challenge

Rep. Dan Donovan. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Tuesday, 26 June 2018 09:50 PM

U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan has survived a fierce challenge in New York's Republican primary from Michael Grimm, a former congressman who resigned to go to prison for tax fraud.

Donovan represents New York's 11th Congressional District, which covers Staten Island and part of Brooklyn.

Grimm served more than seven months in prison after pleading guilty in 2014 to cheating the government out of taxes at his Manhattan restaurant.

He was leading in at least one poll when President Donald Trump weighed in on the race last month, urging voters to stick with Donovan.

Trump said in a tweet that a vote for Grimm risked handing the seat to Democrats.

Donovan is New York City's only Republican congressman.

He is seeking a third term.

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