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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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  • OIA talk of ousting TSA is misguided, suspicious

    OIA talk of ousting TSA is misguided, suspicious
    If you're like most people, waiting in line for airport security ranks right up there with hemorrhoid surgery. It's a mix of irritation and anxiety that's generally a pain in the ... well, you know. Still, truth be told, my trips through Orlando...
  • Orlando airport panel votes to keep TSA

    Orlando airport panel votes to keep TSA
    The TSA could keep its job checking passengers for weapons and contraband at Orlando International Airport after a committee decided Monday that the agency shouldn't be replaced with privately hired security guards. But there are conditions: The...
  • TSA support grows as airport considers firing agency

    With a key committee about to meet, opposition is growing to the notion of replacing the Transportation Security Administration force at Orlando International Airport with privately hired guards. An eight-person panel that has considered doing away with...
  • Congress must ensure Florida's kids keep health insurance

    Congress must ensure Florida's kids keep health insurance
    Time is running out for more than 470,000 children in Florida who rely on the Children's Health Insurance Program, also known as KidCare, to finance their health coverage. If Congress does not act to extend funding for the program before Oct. 1, working...
  • PPP Poll: Murphy, Grayson close, as is any non-Rubio Senate race

    PPP Poll: Murphy, Grayson close, as is any non-Rubio Senate race
    If U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio decides to run for president and not for re-election, then Florida's Senate seat is up for grabs with no clear front-runners, a new poll from Public Policy Polling concludes. The poll tested two potential Democrats: U.S. Rep....
  • Divided Florida guarantees hot U.S. Senate race in 2016

    Divided Florida guarantees hot U.S. Senate race in 2016
    Florida voters are in line for an expensive, bruising contest for U.S. Senate in 2016 — with the outcome impossible to predict. Poll results released Wednesday found that any of the most likely matchups between potential Democratic and Republican...
  • Judge suggests Graysons settle bigamy case before next hearing

    Judge suggests Graysons settle bigamy case before next hearing
    A Circuit Court judge on Monday urged U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson and his estranged wife, Lolita, to settle their bigamy case in order to spare embarrassment for everyone involved. Judge Robert LeBlanc suggested the option during a hearing after awarding...
  • Patrick Murphy to run for Marco Rubio's Florida Senate seat

    Patrick Murphy to run for Marco Rubio's Florida Senate seat
    Florida Democratic Rep. Patrick Murphy announced on Monday his candidacy for Senate in what's expected to be an open seat in next year's general election.  The Florida contest will be one of several key Senate races in 2016 as Democrats look to regain ...
  • GOAA task force just gathering info: My Word

    GOAA task force just gathering info: My Word
    As chair of the task force appointed by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority to explore possible privatization of passenger screening under federal supervision, I am responding to the guest column "Don't risk TSA's good record of screening by going...
  • Patrick Murphy announces for U.S. Senate

    Patrick Murphy announces for U.S. Senate
    Patrick Murphy is in. As widely expected, the Democratic congressman from Jupiter announced Monday morning that he will run for the U.S. Senate in 2016, going after the seat now held by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, who has not yet decided to seek...
  • Rep. Patrick Murphy seeks Rubio's Senate seat

    Rep. Patrick Murphy seeks Rubio's Senate seat
    WASHINGTON — Calling himself an "independent voice," Democrat Patrick Murphy of Jupiter, the youngest member of Congress, launched a campaign on Monday to win the U.S. Senate seat now held by conservative Republican Marco Rubio. Murphy, 31, a...