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Grimm, on First Weekend Since Indictment, Tours Sandy Damaged Homes

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Congressman Michael Grimm says it's business as usual when it comes to work despite a 20-count indictment against him.

Grimm spent some time this weekend touring homes in Midland Beach that are undergoing Hurricane Sandy-related repairs.

He says even with the charges against him, he's staying in his congressional race and will continue to advocate for his constituents.

"I think I said it very clearly, I'm back to work. This is my primary focuses doing my job everyday. The people of Staten Island and Brooklyn pay my salary,to work for them so that's what I do and this is part of that," Grimm said.

Grimm's Democratic challenger Domenic Recchia spent his Saturday campaigning on Staten Island and addressed his opponent's situation.

"Michael Grimm has to decide what's best for him. He has a lot of issues and he has to deal with them himself. But this is not about Michael Grimm. I didn't get into this race, you know, I got into this race because I'm going to win. We deserve better," Recchia said.

Grimm is accused of tax fraud while co-owning a fast-food health restaurant from 2007 to 2010.

He and Recchia will face off in November for the right to represent Staten Island and southwest Brooklyn in the House of Representatives.

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