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Alan Grayson

Alan Grayson
A U.S. House member and Democrat who was a very vocal figure in Washington during his first two years in office. He was ousted by Republican Dan Webster in the 2010 midterm elections for the U.S. District 8 House seat. In 2012, Grayson ran for a newly-drawn District 9 House seat, and was voted back into Congress. In 2014 he was re-elected to that seat, which covers all of Osceola County, and parts of Orange and Polk counties.
A U.S. House member and Democrat who was a very vocal figure in Washington during his first two years in office. He was ousted by Republican Dan Webster in the 2010 midterm elections for the U.S. District 8 House seat. In 2012, Grayson ran for a newly-drawn District 9 House seat, and was voted back into Congress. In 2014 he was re-elected to that seat, which covers all of Osceola County, and parts of Orange and Polk counties. « Show less

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  • Patrick Murphy endorsed for Senate by 25 legislators

    Patrick Murphy endorsed for Senate by 25 legislators
     Patrick Murphy announced on Thursday that 25 Democrats in the Florida Legislature have endorsed his U.S. Senate campaign.  “While they battle obstruction and extremism in Tallahassee, I, too, will continue that fight in Washington," said...
  • Orlando airport expected to keep TSA on the job

    Orlando airport expected to keep TSA on the job
    Federal security officers would continue checking travelers for weapons before they board planes at Orlando International Airport under a plan that likely will be adopted today by airport leaders. But the Transportation Security Administration could be...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Osceola high-tech project signs new partners as feds visit

    EXCLUSIVE: Osceola high-tech project signs new partners as feds visit
    A team led by University of Central Florida has signed key private partners in the effort to build a new photonics technology hub near Kissimmee. The new partners are Austin, Texas-based silicon wafer and semiconductor company Novati, and Sandia...
  • Mica, Grayson trade barbs on trade, ribs on Senate run

    Mica, Grayson trade barbs on trade, ribs on Senate run
    U.S. Reps. John Mica and Alan Grayson debated international trade treaties Monday, with Grayson contending that fellow Democrat President Barack Obama's fast-track procedures are unconstitutional, and Republican Mica giving his support to the deals. The...
  • Five things for Monday, April 27, 2015

    Five things for Monday, April 27, 2015
    Here are your stories for Monday in Central Florida: a legislative battle of wills; Winter Park program would make restaurants entirely smoke-free; local paper company is runaway success; Golden Girls Network launching Central Florida expansion; and new...
  • Murphy dominates early race to replace Rubio

    Murphy dominates early race to replace Rubio
    WASHINGTON — In the race to replace U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, Democrat Patrick Murphy stands alone as the only prominent candidate from either major party, a sign of his early dominance in the closely watched Senate campaign. The former Fort...
  • Crist says he is considering U.S. Senate run

    Crist says he is considering U.S. Senate run
    Charlie Crist is considering another run for the U.S. Senate, in the 2016 race. "Well, I have been encouraged to," Crist said Wednesday when asked by phone about reports that he might run again. Crist, who is in New York, declined to elaborate. Crist,...
  • Alan Grayson, Buddy Dyer: weekend guests

    Alan Grayson, Buddy Dyer: weekend guests
    UPDATED: U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer will be guests this weekend on local public-affairs programs. The lineup: Grayson, D-Orlando, talks to "Metro Center Outlook" at 9 a.m. Sunday on WUCF-Channel 24. The topics include fixing ...
  • Rubio's presidential choice could muddle Senate race

    Rubio's presidential choice could muddle Senate race
    Marco Rubio has said he would not run for president and re-election to the U.S. Senate at the same time and that Florida law forbids it anyway, but as he approaches his decision, some legal scholars say he might be able to do both. Rubio cites a state...
  • Grayson: Shut down the shutdowns

    Grayson: Shut down the shutdowns
    U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson is pushing a proposal that he says would prevent future government shutdowns over partisan disputes. Grayson, D-Orlando, is seeking co-sponsors for a "Shut Down the Shutdowns Act" to ensure stop-gap funding would continue for...
  • Jeff Atwater won't run for Senate seat expected to open up

    Jeff Atwater won't run for Senate seat expected to open up
    Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater surprised the state's political establishment Saturday, announcing he will not pursue a U.S. Senate seat expected to open up if Sen. Marco Rubio runs for president. In a statement, Atwater said he had...