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Cuomo Sets Special Election Date to Replace Grimm

Cuomo Sets Special Election Date to Replace Grimm
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Staten Island remains without a congressional representative
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has scheduled a special election May 5 to replace convicted former Rep. Michael Grimm.
 
Cuomo's announcement comes after a federal judge on Tuesday ordered him to set the date by noon Friday in a lawsuit brought by voters.
 
U.S. District Judge Jack B. Weinstein in Brooklyn said the Staten Island Republican congressman's resignation Jan. 5 left 750,000 residents in a 66-square-mile area "bereft" of an advocate before the government bureaucracy or a voice in Congress.
 
After stepping down, Grimm pleaded guilty to tax evasion. He has yet to be sentenced.
 
Friday's proclamation also sets a May 5 election for the 43rd Assembly District vacated by Karim Camara, who now heads the Cuomo administration's new Office of Faith-Based Community Development Services.