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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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  • Webster confronted by angry town hall crowd

     
    By Mark Schlueb, Staff Writer A town hall meeting held in Orlando by U.S. Rep. Dan Webster degenerated into bedlam Tuesday, with members of the crowd shouting down the freshman Republican congressman and yelling at one another. It was the last of a series...
  • Grayson enters WMFE-24 fray

     
    WASHINGTON — As the pending sale of WMFE-Channel 24 heads to the Federal Communications Commission for approval, former U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson is urging supporters to complain so that PBS — and its lineup of “Sesame Street” to &#...
  • WMFE’s sale of Channel 24 draws 463 responses to FCC

     
    How does the public feel about WMFE's sale of Channel 24? You'll get a good idea by looking at comments and letters at the website of the Federal Communications Commission. You'll find 463 responses there...
  • Will Teresa Jacobs play ball?

     
    Take me out to the ballgame? Or take me to the cleaners? It seems the New York Yankees are 50 percent partners in the group that wants to bring the Tampa Yankees to Orlando. They are a Class A team. The plan is to build a stadium next to the Orange County...
  • Proceeds from WMFE’s sale of Channel 24 will pay bills

     
    WMFE has bills to pay, including $700,000 it owes to PBS for 2011 programming dues, WMFE boss Jose Fajardo says. But that's not all. "At this time WMFE is negotiating with several different state and federal agencies," Fajardo said in an email. "The...
  • Unlike his predecessor, soft-spoken Dan Webster is keeping low-key

     
    By Mark K. Matthews, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Five months into his rookie term, Republican U.S. Rep. Dan Webster has proved the polar opposite of the man he replaced, Democrat Alan Grayson. Even down to his shoes. Instead of being...
  • Victoria Siplin wants to keep Senate seat in the family

     
    Victoria Siplin, wife of veteran state Sen. Gary Siplin, D-Orlando, has filed papers announcing she's running for the seat her husband has held since 2002 but must give up next year because of term limits. She'll have competition: State Rep. Geraldine...
  • See how much your lawmakers are worth

     
    WASHINGTON — As required annually by law, members of Congress today made public their personal finances for 2010 — providing voters with unique insight into the ruling class. Highlights for the Central Florida delegation are below. To view the...
  • Coming next: Grayson as Captain America?

     
    Former U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson may be down — but he's not out. The fiery liberal first-term Democrat got steamrolled last November by Dan Webster, R-Winter Garden. But Grayson is holding out the possibility that he may run again next fall —...
  • Alan Grayson: I’m running for Congress again

     
    Alan Grayson – a hero to many on the left and a walking gag reflex to many on the right — wants to go back to Washington. Yes, less than a year after the freshman Democratic congressman suffered a crushing defeat to Dan Webster, Grayson says...
  • Will Grayson insult the electorate — and lose again?

     
    Flame-thrower Alan Grayson thinks he's got a good shot of making it back to Congress. He believes redistricting will create a more Democrat-friendly district in which he can compete. And he believes the electorate is growing weary of Republican leadership...