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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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  • Legislature's redistricting fix would make minor political changes

    Legislature's redistricting fix would make minor political changes
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Legislature is slated to pass a court-ordered redrawing of congressional districts next week that won't be a game-changer for Democrats. Both the House and Senate's redistricting committees signed off on an identical new...
  • Legislature convenes rushed redistricting special session

    Legislature convenes rushed redistricting special session
    TALLAHASSEE -- Lawmakers released a re-drawn congressional map Thursday which would shift the contours of seven U.S. House districts spread throughout Central Florida. On the first day of a court-ordered special session, House Speaker Will Weatherford,...
  • Florida Legislature passes 'nonpartisan' congressional map

    Florida Legislature passes 'nonpartisan' congressional map
    TALLAHASSEE -- Under court-order to redraw a partisan-tainted congressional map, the Florida Legislature passed a new plan Monday that tweaks seven seats in the hope of avoiding election chaos later this month.   Lawmakers were forced to re-draw the...
  • Judge rules Florida congressional map violates Fair Districts standards

    Judge rules Florida congressional map violates Fair Districts standards
    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's re-drawn congressional map intentionally favors Republicans in violation of the anti-gerrymandering standards voters approved in 2010 and will have to be re-drawn, according to a ruling late Thursday from a Tallahassee judge....
  • Mica, Grayson easily defeat primary challengers

    Mica, Grayson easily defeat primary challengers
    U.S. Reps. John Mica and Alan Grayson easily brushed aside challengers from within their parties Tuesday while a surprise opposition candidate emerged in another Central Florida district. Mica faced three opponents for the Republican Party's...
  • Florida redistricting ruling could be felt for decades

    Florida redistricting ruling could be felt for decades
    TALLAHASSEE -- Central Florida's political geography could be scrambled thanks to a court's ruling that the Legislature's congressional maps tilted too far to help elect Republicans. The fallout could be felt for years as a precedent-setter for future...
  • Florida Legislature opts to re-draw Central Florida congressional map

    Florida Legislature opts to re-draw Central Florida congressional map
    TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Legislature's Republican leaders said Tuesday they would re-draw two unconstitutional Orlando-area congressional districts provided the courts allowed the new map to take effect in 2016 instead of in this year's midterm...
  • Detzner: New congressional elections can't happen until 2015

    Detzner: New congressional elections can't happen until 2015
    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner told a judge Friday that the state couldn't organize special elections to fill seven newly drawn congressional seats until March 2015 at the earliest. But even that schedule "in all likelihood...
  • Osceola Commission candidate fired after refusing to quit campaign

    Osceola Commission candidate fired after refusing to quit campaign
    Viviana Janer is a Democratic nominee campaigning for a seat on the Osceola County Commission. She's also newly jobless. Her longtime employer, Marriott Vacations Worldwide, fired her after giving her an ultimatum: Quit the campaign or lose your job....
  • Fired Osceola candidate to continue race, explore legal action

    Osceola County Commission candidate Viviana Janer, who was fired after declining either to quit her job or the campaign, pledged Monday to remain in the race while exploring her legal options. Janer, a Democrat, said she has retained an attorney and...
  • Local lawmakers have mixed response to Syria airstrikes

    Florida's U.S. senators expressed bipartisan support Tuesday for the U.S. airstrikes on the Islamic State in Syria, while the reaction of Central Florida's U.S. representatives was mixed. Sens. Bill Nelson, a Democrat, and Marco Rubio, a Republican, both...