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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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  • Sarbanes models a different kind of election focused on small donors

    Like most candidates running for re-election, Rep. John Sarbanes has spent much of his time recently at fundraisers, pressing the flesh in pursuit of campaign cash. But donors who show up to meet the Baltimore County Democrat quickly learn he is not...
  • NYTimes Polling: All CF Congressional seats safe

    NYTimes Polling: All CF Congressional seats safe
    It's tough to beat an incumbent Congressman. It's even tougher when the challenger gets little or no support from his or her party, and doesn't raise much money. It's even tougher in Central Florida, where most of the districts were drawn to be heavy...
  • Central Florida members of Congress all get re-elected

    Central Florida members of Congress all get re-elected
    A drama-free congressional campaign season ended Tuesday with Central Florida incumbents U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson easily defeating Republican challenger Carol Platt and U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster turning back Democratic challenger Michael "Mac" McKenna....
  • Grayson to give flags to high schools

    Grayson to give flags to high schools
    After being best known for fiery, liberal, often very-minority positions on issues ranging from Obamacare to U.S. bombing raids on ISIS in Syria, and from workers rights to federal Ebola response, U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, made his re-election TV...
  • Club For Growth starts Rubio campaign

    Club For Growth starts Rubio campaign
    The dust from 2014's general election has officially settled. Club For Growth, the conservative political action committee, announced today it is backing U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and five other senators for re-election in 2016. The Club solicits and...
  • Competing sides gear up as Obama pledges action on immigration

    Competing sides gear up as Obama pledges action on immigration
    As the immigration debate heats up in Washington, several Central Florida groups are banding together to push President Barack Obama to follow through on his pledge to take executive action to save millions from deportation. Obama said he would focus on...
  • Report: Grayson now 17th richest congressman

    Report: Grayson now 17th richest congressman
    Alan Grayson has done well lately, financially that is. According to CQ Roll Call "Wealth of Congress" rankings, the Democratic Congressman from Orlando became the 17th wealthiest member in the calendar year of 2013, with an estimated net worth of $26.2...
  • Goodell, bullying, and Zimmerman: Letters

    Goodell wrong target You have to love the irony. Liberals are brandishing their pitchforks and torches and calling for the resignation of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell — who didn't abuse anybody — but liberals rabidly defended President...
  • 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...
  • 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,...