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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

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  • Federal proposal to allow VA docs to talk medical marijuana fails

    Federal proposal to allow VA docs to talk medical marijuana fails
    In 21 states and the District of Columbia, private doctors can recommend medical marijuana, and Florida voters will be asked to consider having the Sunshine State join that group in a November ballot initiative, Amendment 2. But it would not apply to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Fast food workers plan to walk off jobs today

    Fast food workers plan to walk off jobs today
    CHICAGO - U.S. fast food workers seeking higher wages are planning a strike on Thursday that could affect thousands of restaurants across the country the workers say make huge profits from paying them workers a pittance. Between five to 10 Orlando-...
  • John Hitt discusses UCF's year

    John Hitt discusses UCF's year
    John Hitt, president of the University of Central Florida, looks back at the school's past year and the coming semester in an interview on "Orlando Matters." John Brown hosts the program 7 a.m. Saturday on WRBW-Channel 65. Hitt discusses how the...
  • Legislature seeks to shift 7 congressional districts

    TALLAHASSEE — Hoping to avoid a chaotic election delay, lawmakers released a re-drawn congressional map Thursday that would shift the borders of seven U.S. House districts throughout Central Florida. On the first day of a court-ordered special...
  • Platt gets Vivaldi, Bonilla backing against Grayson

    Platt gets Vivaldi, Bonilla backing against Grayson
    Jorge Bonilla and Peter Vivaldi, former opponents of Carol Platt for the Republican nomination in Congressional District 9, pledged their full support and assistance for Platt in her battle to unseat Democrat U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson of Orlando, her...
  • Arnold Palmer anniversary, smart sensors: weekend topics

    Arnold Palmer anniversary, smart sensors: weekend topics
    In local public-affairs programming this weekend the topics range from politics and health to smart sensors and human trafficking. On "Flashpoint," Ginger Gadsden visits the Arnold Palmer Medical Center at 8 a.m. Sunday on WKMG-Channel 6. The center...
  • Crist, Rich, other Democrats unite in Orlando

    Charlie Crist and Florida Democrats kicked off their 2014 general election campaign with a declaration of unity highlighted by the woman he defeated in Tuesday's primary. "I am truly happy to be here," said Nan Rich, a former state senator from Weston...
  • Three local congressional races feature Republican primaries

    Three local congressional races feature Republican primaries
    On August 26 Central Florida Republicans will pick congressional candidates in three Central Florida districts, including one in which a longtime incumbent faces opposition. District 7 Eleven-term incumbent U.S. Rep. John Mica, Winter Park, faces...
  • Democrats see 2 congressional primaries in Central Florida

    Democrats see 2 congressional primaries in Central Florida
    Three Democrats are battling in the August 26 primary for the chance to face Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Dan Webster this fall, and another Democrat is taking on Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson in the primary. District 10 Webster of...