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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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  • Ted Deutch decides against U.S. Senate race

    Ted Deutch decides against U.S. Senate race
    Congressman Ted Deutch said Thursday he plans to seek re-election to his Broward-Palm Beach county congressional seat next year and forgo a bid for the Democratic nomination to run for U.S. Senate. Deutch's announcement is the third this week from a...
  • Hillary's emails, Jeb Bush and pipeline: 30-word rant

    Hillary's emails, Jeb Bush and pipeline: 30-word rant
    Poor, little frail Hillary Clinton. She and her myriad serfs shouldn't be expected to carry two phones. Therefore the American voters surely wouldn't want to burden her with the presidency. Democrats are not spoiled. They care about the middle class and...
  • Charlie Crist for Senate? No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no

    Charlie Crist for Senate? No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no
    So Charlie Crist is now talking about running for the U.S. Senate. This is about as good of an idea as running face-first into a buzz saw. Both would result in bloody endings. Of a human life. And of the viability of Florida's Democratic Party ......
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Volunteers help with health care sign-ups at ACA deadline

     Volunteers help with health care sign-ups at ACA deadline
    On the last day to get health insurance through the Affordable Care Act before emergency room fees would kick in, Orange and Osceola residents had the opportunity to sign up at two events organized by Working America and Rep. Alan Grayson. "We have made...
  • American-made flags? You bet. But why stop there?

    American-made flags? You bet. But why stop there?
    In modern politics, it's tough to get both parties to agree on much of anything. Yet there is one issue in Washington — and now Tallahassee — with universal appeal: Laws that require American flags to be made in America. It is a fine idea....
  • Local congressmen ready for ISIS fight

    Local congressmen ready for ISIS fight
    updated 2/13/15 8:15 a.m. with U.S. Rep. Bill Posey's comment and an additional comment from Grayson. Most of Central Florida's U.S. Senate and Congress members are ready to fight the Islamic State, though they're taking different positions on President...
  • Orlando, sports, romance, politics: Test your knowledge

    Orlando, sports, romance, politics: Test your knowledge
    Think you know a lot about the news? Maybe you know nothing about the news. Either way, this column will work out well for you. It's the news of the week, delivered trivia-style. This past week, Orlando made headlines for being ranked as: A) One of...
  • SunRail may get $126 million in federal money

    SunRail may get $126 million in federal money
    SunRail appears to be back on track to get $126 million in federal funds it needs to nearly double the size of the commuter rail system. At least that's the opinion of U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, who attended two meetings Wednesday between...