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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 secretary commits to Lake Baldwin clinic

    Orlando's Lake Baldwin Veterans Affairs Clinic will be repurposed as a satellite clinic with its current services and perhaps some new ones as the new Orlando VA Medical Center phases into full operation at Lake Nona next year, officials announced...
  • Mica praises new VA secretary touring Orlando facilities

    Mica praises new VA secretary touring Orlando facilities
    With U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald touring Orlando’s veterans clinic in Baldwin Park and medical center at Lake Nona, U.S. Rep. John Mica said he’s hearing what needs to be said. At a press briefing Thursday morning after...
  • Osceola Commission candidate fired after refusing to quit campaign

    Osceola Commission candidate fired after refusing to quit campaign
    Viviana Janer is a Democratic nominee campaigning for a seat on the Osceola County Commission. She's also newly jobless. Her longtime employer, Marriott Vacations Worldwide, fired her after giving her an ultimatum: Quit the campaign or lose your job....
  • Fired Osceola candidate to continue race, explore legal action

    Osceola County Commission candidate Viviana Janer, who was fired after declining either to quit her job or the campaign, pledged Monday to remain in the race while exploring her legal options. Janer, a Democrat, said she has retained an attorney and...
  • Local lawmakers have mixed response to Syria airstrikes

    Florida's U.S. senators expressed bipartisan support Tuesday for the U.S. airstrikes on the Islamic State in Syria, while the reaction of Central Florida's U.S. representatives was mixed. Sens. Bill Nelson, a Democrat, and Marco Rubio, a Republican, both...
  • Goodell, bullying, and Zimmerman: Letters

    Goodell wrong target You have to love the irony. Liberals are brandishing their pitchforks and torches and calling for the resignation of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell — who didn't abuse anybody — but liberals rabidly defended President...
  • 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...