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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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  • Grayson gets his committee assignments

     
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, announced this week that he’s been assigned to two committees in the U.S. House: Foreign Affairs and Science. On Foreign Affairs, he’ll serve on two subcommittees, the Western Hemisphere...
  • Grayson ‘no cuts’ coalition adds two lawmakers

     
    WASHINGTON – Two U.S. House lawmakers have joined with U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, in opposing any budget deal that includes cuts to Medicaid, Medicare or Social Security benefits. Grayson took the hardline position last month in a letter...
  • Grayson fights to save tower at Kissimmee airport

     
    WASHINGTON — If the federal authorities close the control tower at Kissimmee Gateway airport, then terrorists would have a better chance at striking Walt Disney World. That’s one of the arguments that U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, is...
  • Grayson and Gutierrez to rally for immigration reform

     
    U.S. Reps. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando,  and Luis  Gutierrez, D-Ill., will headline two Central Florida rallies on Friday to promote immigration reform. Grayson represents an eastern Orange/Osceola/Polk counties district with a significant Hispanic...
  • Grayson responds: “I won’t:” close lemonade stands, outlaw guns, outlaw heterosexual intercourse

     
    Updated 3:40 07/19/12 with Oxner's response to Grayson's fundraising pitch. Democratic congressional candidate Alan Grayson's campaign said earlier this week it had no intention to respond to “silly ads” posted on the internet by Mark Oxner,...
  • GOP, Charlie Crist, Obamacare on public-affairs menu

     
    In public-affairs programming this weekend: ***Four Republican candidates in U.S. House District 9 talk to “Political Connections” on Central Florida News 13. Moderator Ybeth Bruzual interviews Todd Long, Mark Oxner, Julius Melendez and John...
  • Ag Commish Adam Putnam endorses John Quinones

     
    Sentinel Reporter David Breen forwarded the following item: State Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam has endorsed John Quinones for Congress, the Quinones campaign announced this morning. Putnam, a former congressman, represented a district that...
  • College Park candidates forum tonight includes School Board

     
    The College Park Neighborhood Association is hosting a candidates' forum tonight that will likely be District 6 residents' last chance to hear from all three School Board candidates competing in their area. Those candidates — incumbent Nancy...
  • Wednesday Morning Reads: Kids, taxes and wages

     
    TALLAHASSEE–Good morning and happy Wednesday to you all. Here are the top stories we're reading this morning. * South Florida is catching up to the rest of the country in wages and benefits, the Sun-Sentinel reports. * The Orlando Sentinel writes...
  • Jeb Bush tells Grayson: ‘Stay out of the Republican primary’

     
    We wrote this morning how Democrat Alan Grayson has spent over $100,000 beating up on John Quinones in the 9th congressional district race as “The Tax Man” — evidently hoping that doing so would knock off the Hispanic that many...
  • Orange sick-time fundraiser draws Kennedy Townsend, Pat Schroeder, Linda Chapin

     
    The workers' advocate group behind an Orange County sick-time ballot measure held a fund raiser last night that drew notable national and local Democrats, including former. U.S. Rep. Pat Schroeder, and past Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend....
  • Grayson goes after John Q. before GOP primary

     
    By David Breen, Staff Writer Republican voters haven't yet chosen their nominee for the newly drawn District 9 in Congress, but you wouldn't know that from watching TV or listening to the radio. Democrat Alan Grayson, who is unopposed, is spending heavily...