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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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  • 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...
  • Alan Grayson vs. Val Demings?

     
    Yes, Alan  Grayson is returning to politics. Or at least, trying to return. Not that he ever left. Grayson's been spitting out emails almost since Republican Dan Webster handed Grayson his hat. But the most loathed and, to a lesser degree, loved...
  • Redistricting could pit Democrats Grayson, Demings in a primary fight

     
    By Mark K. Matthews, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — For now, former U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson and ex-Orlando police Chief Val Demings are just two Democrats from Central Florida running for Congress in 2012: neither allies nor opponents. But that...
  • Grayson’s budget bluster

     
    Former Congressman Alan Grayson of Orlando, who announced last week that he would run again in 2012, is trying to round up 100,000 “signatures” to an online petition in opposition to any cuts “not today, not tomorrow, and not ever”...
  • The job no one wanted: Democratic Party chairman

     
    What's it like being the state Democratic Party chairman in Florida? Where, despite the fact that registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans by about 600,000, Republicans hold veto-proof, two-thirds majorities in the House and Senate? And...
  • Caylee’s Law a topic on ‘Central Florida Spotlight’

     
    Guest Aubrey Jewett, the political professor at the University of Central Florida, also will 2012 races for the U.S. Senate, Congress and Orlando mayor. Jewett will discuss how Alan Grayson and Val Demings would fare in a possible matchup for Congress...