Republican congressional candidate Matt Doheny on Tuesday would not respond to criticism from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee about a campaign contribution Doheny received in 2012 from the political action committee of Rep. Michael Grimm, a Staten Island Republican who was arrested Monday on federal criminal charges related with a restaurant Grimm owned.
DCCC, in a press release on Monday, said Doheny should return a $2,000 contribution received in a previous congressional campaign in 2012 from GRIMM PAC, and that Doheny should “denounce Grimm immediately.”
I asked Dohney to respond to the DCCC criticism during a telephone interview on Tuesday.
David Catalfamo, a Doheny spokesman, spoke up and said, “We don’t have anything to say about it. It’s a 2012 contribution. It’s a silly charge. It’s a silly question.”
Doheny, an investment fund manager from Watertown, is running against Elise Stefanik, a business woman and former White House policy adviser from Willsboro, in a June 24 primary for the Republican nomination in the 21st Congressional District.a silly charge'