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Alan Grayson

A one-term U.S. House member and Democrat who was a very vocal figure in Washington during his 2 years in office. He was ousted by Republican Dan Webster in the 2010 midterm elections for the U.S. House District 8 seat in Florida.
A one-term U.S. House member and Democrat who was a very vocal figure in Washington during his 2 years in office. He was ousted by Republican Dan Webster in the 2010 midterm elections for the U.S. House District 8 seat in Florida. « Show less

Top Alan Grayson Articles

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  • Legislature's redistricting fix would make minor political changes

    Legislature's redistricting fix would make minor political changes
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Legislature is slated to pass a court-ordered redrawing of congressional districts next week that won't be a game-changer for Democrats. Both the House and Senate's redistricting committees signed off on an identical new...
  • Legislature convenes rushed redistricting special session

    Legislature convenes rushed redistricting special session
    TALLAHASSEE -- Lawmakers released a re-drawn congressional map Thursday which would shift the contours of seven U.S. House districts spread throughout Central Florida. On the first day of a court-ordered special session, House Speaker Will Weatherford,...
  • Florida Legislature passes 'nonpartisan' congressional map

    Florida Legislature passes 'nonpartisan' congressional map
    TALLAHASSEE -- Under court-order to redraw a partisan-tainted congressional map, the Florida Legislature passed a new plan Monday that tweaks seven seats in the hope of avoiding election chaos later this month.   Lawmakers were forced to re-draw the...
  • Judge rules Florida congressional map violates Fair Districts standards

    Judge rules Florida congressional map violates Fair Districts standards
    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's re-drawn congressional map intentionally favors Republicans in violation of the anti-gerrymandering standards voters approved in 2010 and will have to be re-drawn, according to a ruling late Thursday from a Tallahassee judge....
  • Florida redistricting ruling could be felt for decades

    Florida redistricting ruling could be felt for decades
    TALLAHASSEE -- Central Florida's political geography could be scrambled thanks to a court's ruling that the Legislature's congressional maps tilted too far to help elect Republicans. The fallout could be felt for years as a precedent-setter for future...
  • Florida Legislature opts to re-draw Central Florida congressional map

    Florida Legislature opts to re-draw Central Florida congressional map
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Legislature's Republican leaders said Tuesday they would re-draw two unconstitutional Orlando-area congressional districts provided the courts allowed the new map to take effect in 2016 instead of in this year's midterm...
  • Detzner: New congressional elections can't happen until 2015

    Detzner: New congressional elections can't happen until 2015
    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner told a judge Friday that the state couldn't organize special elections to fill seven newly drawn congressional seats until March 2015 at the earliest. But even that schedule "in all likelihood...
  • Our primary picks for Congress: Editorial

    It's hard, but not impossible, for a challenger to knock out a sitting member of Congress. Four of Florida's U.S. representatives lost their seats two years ago. Another set of challengers has taken aim at incumbents this year. It's still not clear what...
  • Five candidates compete for Osceola County Commission seat

    Five candidates compete for Osceola County Commission seat
    Three Republicans and two Democrats face off in the Aug. 26 primaries for the District 2 seat on the Osceola County Commission. On the GOP side, incumbent John "Q" Quiñones is being challenged by former School Board member Julius Melendez and...
  • Vivaldi: arrest old news

    Vivaldi: arrest old news
    The Republican primary race in Congressional District 9 is heating up again, with candidate Jorge Bonilla reminding voters that one of his opponents has a 25-year-old arrest record on a bad check; and that candidate, Peter Vivaldi, responding by calling...
  • Bonilla snags national endorsements in FL CD9 GOP primary; they bash Rubio and Bush to promote Bonilla

    Bonilla snags national endorsements in FL CD9 GOP primary; they bash Rubio and Bush to promote Bonilla
    Conservative author and FOX News contributor Michelle Malkin and radio show host Dana Loesch, have both come out in support of Jorge Bonilla in the Congressional District 9 Republican primary, Bonilla's campaign announced Wednesday. The winner likely...