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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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  • GOP candidate Long teams with former political foes

     
    It’s not often that you see three former political foes put their arms around each other and smile for photographs only three days after an election. But that’s what happened this morning in a community center in southeast Orange County, where...
  • Rowdy crowd awaits Obama visit to Kissimmee

     
    KISSIMMEE — President Barack Obama will be arriving later this afternoon to tell a to find a rocking, packed Kissimmee Civic Center of mixed black, white and Hispanic supporters. He's expected to argue that the latest economic reports are not...
  • Val Demings and Dan Webster agree to debates in 10th District

     
    U.S. Rep. Dan Webster readily accepted opponent Val Demings‘ challenge to hold a series of debates in Florida's 10th Congressional District today. The two campaigns haven't decided when they'll debate, where they'll take place and what organizations...
  • Nieves abandons his NPA candidacy for CD 9, blasts Long

     
    Miguel “Mike” Nieves, a No Party Affiliation candidate who was on the ballot in Congressional District 9, has withdrawn from the race, saying he realized he couldn't win and feared his presence on the ballot might tip the election to...
  • Todd Long’s ex-wife stands up for him, calls Alan Grayson ‘despicable’

     
    By David Breen, Staff Writer The ugly rhetoric in the campaign for the 9th congressional district took  a new turn today, with Republican candidate Todd Long’s ex-wife getting involved. In recent days, Democrat Alan Grayson's campaign has pointed...
  • Sick-time initiative on ‘Central Florida Spotlight’; new poll results on ‘Political Connections’

     
    On the public-affairs front this weekend: ***WFTV-Channel 9's “Central Florida Spotlight takes up the sick-time initiative in Orange County. The guests are state Rep. Scott Randolph, D-Orlando, and petitioner Tatiana Torres, who collected signatures...
  • Damiani piles on fundraising lead over Clarke for open Orange seat

     
    As expected, former Orange County Commissioner Lui Damiani has built up an early fundraising lead in his Nov. 6 runoff with Pete Clarke for the open Orange County Commission District 3 seat. Damiani raised more donations than all the other individual...
  • Which candidates are ducking editorial board interviews?

     
    The Orlando Sentinel's editorial board is doing candidate interviews a little differently this year. We used to bring in candidates one at a time. Now we're interviewing them together, live-streaming the meetings on our website and recording the...
  • Tuesday Morning Reads: Pet projects, absentee ballots and congressional debates

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Good morning and happy Tuesday to all of you. Hopefully it is not so rainy wherever you are this morning as it is in Tallahassee. But to start your day, here are the top stories we're reading this morning. * Jeff Clemens remains the...
  • Grayson says he’s ahead in a new poll — but has less than 50 percent

     
    Former U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson has released another poll showing him well ahead of his Republican opponent, Orlando attorney Todd Long, is his bid to return to Washington as the congressman from the 9th district. Grayson's got multiple advantages — a...
  • Long dissed by Ryan, says Grayson who was dissed by Clinton

     
    GOP District 9 congressional nominee Todd Long put out an advisory last week announcing that he was selected to speak at a rally Saturday featuring vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan. But Long didn't speak — and wasn't even acknowledged by name ...
  • Todd Long calls for Puerto Rican statehood

     
    Todd Long, the Republican candidate for the 9th congressional district, has waded into the issue of Puerto Rican independence — an issue that sharply divides islanders and has been largely ducked by both Republican and Democratic administrations...