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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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  • Grayson fights to save tower at Kissimmee airport

     
    WASHINGTON — If the federal authorities close the control tower at Kissimmee Gateway airport, then terrorists would have a better chance at striking Walt Disney World. That’s one of the arguments that U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, is...
  • 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...
  • Anger over RyanCare now overshadowing ObamaCare

    Anger over RyanCare now overshadowing ObamaCare
    Dan Webster would be hard-pressed to make himself heard in a library. So the soft-spoken congressman didn't have a chance Tuesday when his town-hall meeting turned into a political food fight. It seems liberal activists learned a lesson from the tea...
  • Readers take on wasteful spending, poor grammar, big words

    Readers take on wasteful spending, poor grammar, big words
    Your turn to sound off about everything from wasted money to my many flaws. Scott, you must be a lot tougher than you look in your picture in the Sentinel. Whatever the case, your columns are the best. — Gary Indeed, Gary. Beneath my tutu, I...
  • Report: Rape jokes used at campaign fundraiser

    Report: Rape jokes used at campaign fundraiser
    Former Democratic Florida Rep. Alan Grayson from Central Florida used rape jokes at the Hollywood Improv to raise money for his current congressional campaign, reports The Daily Caller.Comedian Sarah Silverman explained that while rape is perhaps the most...
  • Orlando Sentinel Election Results

    Orlando Sentinel Election Results
    Get the latest results for today's federal, state and county races. President 5852 of 6088 precincts reporting Barack Obama 49.9% 3,977,167 Mitt Romney 49.2% 3,924,092 Gary Johnson 0.5% 42,123 Jill Stein 0.1% 8,382 Roseanne Barr 0.1% 7,708...
  • Puerto Rican leaders vie for 'seat at table' with political-action committee

    Puerto Rican leaders vie for 'seat at table' with political-action committee
    In the days following the general election, it quickly became clear that Puerto Rican voters helped tip the scales of political power in Central Florida. Democrat Darren Soto became the first Puerto Rican to win a state Senate seat. Lynx bus driver...
  • ‘Dirty Hari’ gets a website and some hand sanitizer

     
    Progress Florida, the St. Petersburg-based website unrelated to the St. Petersburg-based utility with the similar name, has drawn a bead on Senate President Mike Haridopolos, aka “Dirty Hari,” and his nascent U.S. Senate campaign. The group...