FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2014 file photo, then-Rep. Michael Grimm, center, enters Brooklyn federal court before pleading guilty to a federal tax evasion charge in New York. Grimm doesn't want to talk about his time in prison. He wants your vote. Just two years out of prison he has a legitimate chance to seize the Republican nomination from sitting Congressman Dan Donovan later this month. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

A New York Republican ex-con fights to return to Congress

June 03, 2018 - 11:21 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Grimm doesn't want to talk about his time in prison. He just wants your vote.

The former Republican congressman from New York City's Staten Island is fighting his party, his president and the stigma of a felony conviction in a no-holds-barred primary June 26.

Just two years out of prison, the amateur boxer with a fiery temper wants his old job back. And he has a legitimate chance to seize the nomination from the incumbent, Dan Donovan.

Just don't ask Grimm about his time behind bars for tax fraud. He says he's done talking about it.

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