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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

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  • Grayson and Gutierrez to rally for immigration reform

     
    U.S. Reps. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando,  and Luis  Gutierrez, D-Ill., will headline two Central Florida rallies on Friday to promote immigration reform. Grayson represents an eastern Orange/Osceola/Polk counties district with a significant Hispanic...
  • Grayson: Obama is ‘wrong’ in limiting Social Security COLA

     
    U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, R-Orlando, is leading the charge against President Barack Obama's budget proposal that would change the way government figures the (usually) annual cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security payments. In the budget released...
  • Mica, Brown, Webster and Grayson team up to question VA on when it will finish Orlando hospital

     
    WASHINGTON — In a rare showing of bipartisanship, four lawmakers from Central Florida — two Democrats and two Republicans — are demanding answers from VA Secretary Eric Shinseki on the status of a planned Orlando hospital that's been...
  • Congress: Where members stand on guns, taxes, immigration and more?

     
    Sunday’s column – “The long, hard slog for straight answers” – attempted to get members of Congress to give straight answers to basic questions that readers and voters care about. You can see the chart – and the efforts...
  • Damiani piles on fundraising lead over Clarke for open Orange seat

     
    As expected, former Orange County Commissioner Lui Damiani has built up an early fundraising lead in his Nov. 6 runoff with Pete Clarke for the open Orange County Commission District 3 seat. Damiani raised more donations than all the other individual...
  • Which candidates are ducking editorial board interviews?

     
    The Orlando Sentinel's editorial board is doing candidate interviews a little differently this year. We used to bring in candidates one at a time. Now we're interviewing them together, live-streaming the meetings on our website and recording the...
  • Tuesday Morning Reads: Pet projects, absentee ballots and congressional debates

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Good morning and happy Tuesday to all of you. Hopefully it is not so rainy wherever you are this morning as it is in Tallahassee. But to start your day, here are the top stories we're reading this morning. * Jeff Clemens remains the...
  • Todd Long calls for Puerto Rican statehood

     
    Todd Long, the Republican candidate for the 9th congressional district, has waded into the issue of Puerto Rican independence — an issue that sharply divides islanders and has been largely ducked by both Republican and Democratic administrations...
  • Grayson endorsed by two Puerto Rican officials

     
    Former Congressman Alan Grayson, a Democrat running in the newly drawn 9th Congressional District, trotted out more endorsements today that he hopes will appeal to the 40-plus percent of the district's voters who are Hispanic. Grayson announced that...
  • New TV spot praises Dan Webster’s family values

     
    A new TV ad now running in Florida's 10th District features Sandy Webster praising her husband U.S. Rep. Dan Webster's dedication to his family. Like Webster's previous spots, the 30-second ad sticks to a positive tone and focuses on Webster himself. It...
  • DCCC reduces big Central Florida TV buy

     
    WASHINGTON — National Democrats have scaled back plans to spend $2 million in television ads for U.S House candidates in Central Florida, reducing the amount of that reservation by at least $300,000, according to a Democratic source familiar with...