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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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  • VA Medical Center nearly done but disputes continue

    VA Medical Center nearly done but disputes continue
    After years of squabbles and delays, the long-awaited Orlando VA Medical Center is more than 95 percent complete. If all goes as planned, the Department of Veterans Affairs will take it over in January, and the hospital will be fully operational by...
  • Alan Grayson, John Mica: weekend guests

    Alan Grayson, John Mica: weekend guests
    Two congressmen and a hacking expert lead the guest lineup on this weekend's local public-affairs programs: Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, talks to Greg Warmoth on "Central Florida Spotlight" at 12:30 p.m. Sunday on WFTV-Channel 9. The topics include gay...
  • Pricey governor's race, pot question top Florida ballot

    Pricey governor's race, pot question top Florida ballot
    The record-setting $200 million race for governor and a constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana have pumped up the stakes for Tuesday's election, but many voters still may stay away. It's a mid-term election — the kind that people...
  • Grayson: Protect vets from foreclosure

    Grayson: Protect vets from foreclosure
    A law that protects returning veterans from having their homes foreclosed for a year after they leave the service expires at the end of the year and U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, has introduced legislation to make the benefit permanent. Grayson...
  • Congressional candidates give TV viewers a break

    Congressional candidates give TV viewers a break
    If you hate the barrage of political TV ads lately, don't blame your Central Florida member of Congress. Records show that none of them — nor any of their opponents — has spent a dime on TV commercials this year. It's another sign that all...
  • Sarbanes models a different kind of election focused on small donors

    Like most candidates running for re-election, Rep. John Sarbanes has spent much of his time recently at fundraisers, pressing the flesh in pursuit of campaign cash. But donors who show up to meet the Baltimore County Democrat quickly learn he is not...
  • NYTimes Polling: All CF Congressional seats safe

    NYTimes Polling: All CF Congressional seats safe
    It's tough to beat an incumbent Congressman. It's even tougher when the challenger gets little or no support from his or her party, and doesn't raise much money. It's even tougher in Central Florida, where most of the districts were drawn to be heavy...
  • Central Florida members of Congress all get re-elected

    Central Florida members of Congress all get re-elected
    A drama-free congressional campaign season ended Tuesday with Central Florida incumbents U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson easily defeating Republican challenger Carol Platt and U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster turning back Democratic challenger Michael "Mac" McKenna....
  • Grayson to give flags to high schools

    Grayson to give flags to high schools
    After being best known for fiery, liberal, often very-minority positions on issues ranging from Obamacare to U.S. bombing raids on ISIS in Syria, and from workers rights to federal Ebola response, U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, made his re-election TV...
  • Club For Growth starts Rubio campaign

    Club For Growth starts Rubio campaign
    The dust from 2014's general election has officially settled. Club For Growth, the conservative political action committee, announced today it is backing U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and five other senators for re-election in 2016. The Club solicits and...
  • Competing sides gear up as Obama pledges action on immigration

    Competing sides gear up as Obama pledges action on immigration
    As the immigration debate heats up in Washington, several Central Florida groups are banding together to push President Barack Obama to follow through on his pledge to take executive action to save millions from deportation. Obama said he would focus on...