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'

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Mike Flynn 'Middle Class Mike'
Mike Flynn 'Middle Class Mike'

Well in a campaign who your willing to take money from is relevant. The Doheny campaign has been particularly keen about looking over the 'Donor Lists' of Elise Stefanik and Aaron Woolf. Now they get called on their connection to indicted Republican Congressman Michael Grim, a downstate, NYS Congressman, from Staten Island up for re-election, and that donation is oddly "too silly to talk about?" And my weren't you guys silly to ask the question? It's silly not to answer the question if you've got nothing to hide! Mike Flynn 'Middle Class Mike'

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