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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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  • SunRail expansion could be in trouble

    SunRail expansion could be in trouble
    SunRail's planned expansion south to Poinciana in Osceola County and north to DeLand in Volusia County by 2016 could be in peril. President Barack Obama's budget, released Monday, does not include money for the expansion, and the commuter train still...
  • Consumer issues coming up in 2015

    Consumer issues coming up in 2015
    You can expect some resolution of five big consumer issues in travel this year. You may not like the results, but at least you'll get results. Last week I joined a group of consumer advocate colleagues in Washington, where we covered a list of some two...
  • Most in Congress wealthier than constituents

    Most in Congress wealthier than constituents
    Some shop at Publix. Most drive their own cars. Many of their kids go to public schools. But in one big way, South Florida's members of Congress aren't like most of the rest of us. Hint: It involves money. Newly crunched numbers from the Center...
  • Grayson on State of the Union: Little faith in Obama follow-through

    Grayson on State of the Union: Little faith in Obama follow-through
    In advance of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, Orlando's Democratic U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson said the more progressive proposals could be accomplished, but he expressed little faith that the president would or could follow through on...
  • State of Union: Florida senators, Central Florida congressmen weigh in

    State of Union: Florida senators, Central Florida congressmen weigh in
    Central Florida’s Congressional members – Democrats and Republicans – responded to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech with a little hope and a lot of cynicism that the stuff they like could actually get done....
  • Disasters: Bad idea to take from Peter to pay Paul: Front Burner

    Disasters: Bad idea to take from Peter to pay Paul: Front Burner
    What happens when we cut government programs whenever we have to provide disaster relief? We turn a natural disaster into an economic one. That's Economics 101. Disaster relief is a form of insurance. You pay it in good times, and it pays you in bad...
  • Doctors, voting power and bears: Letters

    Doctors, voting power and bears: Letters
    Doctors leaving practice In response to Ingrid Bryant's letter to the editor on Thursday about her doctor giving up her practice: This is a problem the majority of patients with a great professional and personal relationship with their doctors will...
  • All eyes on Rubio as 2016 U.S. Senate talk begins

    All eyes on Rubio as 2016 U.S. Senate talk begins
    With less than two years to go before the election, Florida politicians are already pondering a run for the U.S. Senate in 2016. Many of the Democrats and all of the potential Republican candidates, however, will most likely wait to see what incumbent...
  • Hearing next week to decide bigamy allegation in Grayson divorce case

    Hearing next week to decide bigamy allegation in Grayson divorce case
    U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson will be in court next week for a half-day trial to determine whether his 24-year marriage was valid in the first place, or if his wife was still legally married to another man when they wed. Lawyers for Grayson, D-Orlando, argue...
  • Alan Grayson, the "monochromatic" GOP and white supremacists

    Alan Grayson, the "monochromatic"  GOP and white supremacists
    Updated 1:48 P.m., 1/13/15, with comment from the RNC. U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson loves to point out differences between himself and Republicans, and loves it even more when white supremacists take issue with him for doing so. The Orlando Democrat's...
  • Our primary picks for Congress: Editorial

    It's hard, but not impossible, for a challenger to knock out a sitting member of Congress. Four of Florida's U.S. representatives lost their seats two years ago. Another set of challengers has taken aim at incumbents this year. It's still not clear what...