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  • A long night for the newlywed Graysons

    08/31/2016 8:30:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/31/2016 | Rosslyn Smith
    Back in May, recently divorced Congressman Alan Grayson, who was running to be the Democrat candidate for the US Senate in Florida, married Dena Minning, one of the candidates running for his Congressional seat. She immediately changed her last name to capitalize on his name recognition. On Tuesday night both were crushed. Alan Grayson came in a distant second in a five-man race with only 18% of the total votes cast. Dena Minning Grayson came in third in her race with almost 28% of the vote.
  • Despite abuse claims, Grayson staying in Florida Senate race

    08/04/2016 12:25:04 PM PDT · by PROCON · 13 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 4, 2016 | BRENDAN FARRINGTON
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Democratic leaders want Rep. Alan Grayson to go away. His ex-wife says he's abusive. Ethics questions dog him. Yet the liberal lawmaker is refusing to drop his bid for the U.S. Senate, potentially upending party hopes that moderate Rep. Patrick Murphy will emerge as the nominee against Republican Sen. Marco Rubio. Grayson is counting on the party's most faithful to ignore the negative headlines and look at his record of being a champion of liberal values, as opposed to Murphy, a former Republican who has voted against President Obama on a number of key issues.
  • Congressional candidate Dena Grayson owns stock in firm researching Zika drug

    08/04/2016 4:25:00 AM PDT · by Kevin C · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/4/2016 | Daniel Ducassi
    TALLAHASSEE — Amid the threat of the Zika virus this summer, Democratic Senate candidate and U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, along with his new wife and hoped-for-successor in Congress, Dena Grayson, hosted a tele-town hall meeting to talk about healthcare with constituents. “We need our champions in Congress, people like Dr. Grayson, who actually know about this issue and are willing to fight for it,” Rep. Grayson said in praising his wife during the June 8 call. She herself was engaged in a less politically oriented discussion on the origins and symptoms of the virus. Unmentioned: Dena Grayson was a lobbyist...
  • Sex, 'lies' and the Grayson family drama

    08/01/2016 12:33:41 PM PDT · by Kevin C · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/1/2016 | MARC CAPUTO
    As Rep. Alan Grayson’s Senate campaign began falling apart over allegations he beat his ex-wife, he blasted out a new robocall touting a Grayson for U.S. House campaign. Grayson, however, wasn’t dropping out of the Senate race and running for reelection. Instead, he was phoning Wednesday on behalf of his new wife, Dena Minning Grayson. She married him during the election season on Memorial Day weekend, when she was running as Dena Minning. She promptly changed her last name and began campaigning as his ideological and familial heir in a district where she didn’t live and was once a complete...
  • Rep. Alan Grayson Goes Off On Politico Reporter Who Asked Him About His Alleged Domestic Abuse

    07/26/2016 2:52:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Things got a bit heated between Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) and Politico’s Edward-Isaac Dovere, who asked the Democratic congressman and Florida Senate candidate about the allegations made by his ex-wife that she was the subject of abuse by him for over two decades. Dovere alleges that Grayson pushed him during their exchange. Patrick Caldwell of Mother Jones captured the tension:“No, you pushed me…no I’m sorry you pushed me” said Grayson. Dovere said that they captured the whole thing on video.“Well, that’s a good thing. I’ll be handing that over to the Capitol Police, my friend” said an angered Grayson. Devore...
  • Rep. Alan Grayson: An AR-15 Rifle Can Fire ‘700 Rounds In A Minute’

    06/14/2016 4:09:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 14, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    No, Rep. Alan Grayson—an AR-15 rifle cannot shoot 700 rounds per minute. And CNN’s Erin Burnett did nothing to press him on this outrageous claim during her on-camera interview with him Sunday. Now, the AR-15 wasn’t the rifle used in the Orlando attack, which left 49 people dead in the worst mass shooting in American history. It also was a likely terrorist attack, but let’s discuss these remarks by Grayson because it shows how the anti-gun Left has no clue what they’re talking about.Alan Grayson claims AR-15 can fire 700 rounds per minute, which is ridiculous “If I may just say...
  • Alan Grayson claims AR-15s can fire ‘700 rounds in a minute’ after Orlando attack

    06/13/2016 11:43:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 156 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 13, 2016 | Douglas Ernst
    Florida Rep. Alan Grayson used the aftermath of Sunday’s Islamic terror attack to claim AR-15 semi-automatic rifles can fire 700 rounds per minute. Security guard Omar Mateen killed 49 people and wounded over 50 others during an attack on a gay nightclub — the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. Mr. Grayson, a Democrat, was asked about the massacre and soon turned his attention to the AR-15 rifle. ... “If [Mr. Mateen] was not able to buy a weapon that shoots off 700 rounds in a minute, a lot of those people would still be alive,” the congressman said. “If...
  • What will Marco Rubio do?

    06/03/2016 3:39:59 AM PDT · by onyx · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 03, 2016, 06:00 am | By Jordain Carney
    Sen. Marco Rubio is coming under heavy pressure inside and outside the Beltway to change his mind and run for reelection to the Senate.For Senate GOP leaders, the move is a political no-brainer. ADVERTISEMENT Rubio is a known quantity and an able fundraiser, and they believe he represents their best shot at keeping Florida’s Senate seat in the Republican column.For Rubio the question is tougher.Running for the Senate would amount to a significant political u-turn. He’s repeatedly railed against the ineffectiveness of the upper chamber and brushed aside questions about his lax attendance record.He could also be risking his...
  • Alan Grayson marries candidate who wants to replace him

    05/31/2016 4:59:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 31, 2016 | Marc Caputo
    One of Dena Minning’s biggest assets in her congressional bid was her boyfriend: incumbent Alan Grayson, who’s leaving the U.S. House to run for U.S. Senate. Now, after Grayson has helped raise her profile and run for his U.S. House seat, he married her over the Memorial Day Weekend and gave her his last name, according to her Monday social-media posts and The Orlando Political Observer. Dena Minning promptly became Dena Grayson on Twitter and Facebook. The largely unknown outsider in the Orlando-area district now has a potent tool in running under the name of the incumbent in a crowded...
  • Dems' meeting boils over with Reid/Grayson spat

    05/11/2016 1:03:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 11, 2016 | Scott Wong
    A routine meeting of liberal Democrats grew heated on Wednesday when Rep. Alan Grayson(D-Fla.) went after Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) over ethics charges dogging Grayson as he vies for the Senate. Reid was a guest at the weekly gathering of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) when Grayson confronted him over Reid's previous calls for the Florida Democrat to resign from Congress over the ethics complaint, which accuses Grayson of running a hedge fund through his congressional office. "Shame on you. It’s not true," Grayson said, according to sources in the room. "It is true and I want you...
  • The Ghost of Democrat politics future visits Republican nominee Ted Cruz

    02/28/2016 8:48:22 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/28/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    It is July 22, 2016 and the Republican Convention held in Cleveland Ohio has just concluded. By various maneuvers and compromises with the RNC, Texas Senate Ted Cruz has narrowly won the Republican presidential nomination. The Democrat convention the next week in Philadelphia nominates Hillary Clinton. She lost most of the primaries but used Super delegates to steal the nomination. This causes a huge split in their party because angry Bernie Sanders supporters don’t like having the “evils” of socialism rubbed in their noses. Uneasiness in the Democrat Establishment follows. Yes of course the polls show Clinton beating Cruz but...
  • Ethics panel confirms Rep. Grayson under review

    02/22/2016 1:14:01 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 22, 2016 | Cristina Marcos
    Greg Nash The House Ethics Committee publicly acknowledged Monday it is conducting a review into Florida Senate candidate Rep. Alan Grayson. In a statement, the panel said it will issue a decision on whether to open a formal investigation into Grayson's activities by April 5. If the committee decides not to proceed with an investigation, it must release the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) report on the case. Grayson's management of a hedge fund while serving as a member of Congress has been looming over the Aug. 30 Senate Democratic primary. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) earlier this...
  • My Choice: Justice Elizabeth Warren. Right now

    02/16/2016 12:08:17 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Politics The Blog ^ | February 15, 2016 | Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL9)
    Dear Mr. President, please appoint Elizabeth Warren to the Supreme Court before the end of the week. Sign our petition to the president, asking him to nominate Elizabeth Warren to the Supreme Court. And forward this to your friends, so that they can do the same. Why Elizabeth Warren? She started waiting tables at the age of 13, a year after her father was driven into poverty by a heart attack followed by huge medical bills. She later taught children with disabilities. She was a Harvard Law Professor for almost two decades -- in fact, the only one there with...
  • Sen. Harry Reid calls on Grayson to drop out of Senate race

    02/12/2016 10:32:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 12, 2016 1:16 PM EST
    U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on Friday called for U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson to drop out of the race for a Senate seat in Florida. Reid said in a statement that Grayson claims to be progressive but seems to have "no moral compass." He said Grayson used his office to unethically promote a hedge fund that until recently had been based in the Cayman Islands. Grayson is running in the Democratic primary to replace U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. His campaign did not immediately respond to Reid's call to quit the race. ...
  • The 18 Trillion Dollar Debt, the Biggest Heist on American Citizens in History

    01/23/2016 4:48:31 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 38 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 1/21/2016 | Tony Elliot
    At the end of Obama's second term, it is estimated the national debt will be 20 trillion dollars. Most of this money has gone to frivolous spending by the Federal government, as well as been stolen by various government officials, using the excuse that astronomical sums of money are missing. In the computer age, it would be impossible to lose a trillion dollars, unless it was purposely lost to cover the theft of it. In looking at the numbers, we find that most of the 20 trillion debt is accountable in lost funds. Since 9-11, the US has spent 6...
  • Rep. Alan Grayson Explains Why He'll Sue Ted Cruz Over Presidential Eligibility

    01/15/2016 9:54:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/15/2016 | BY BRIDGET JOHNSON
    The congressman who infamously said during the Obamacare debate that Republicans wanted sick people to "die quickly" and said Planned Parenthood defunding proponents will shepherd in a wave of deaths said he will sue over Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) eligibility to be president. Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) is running for the Senate seat Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is vacating to run for president. Grayson is challenging Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Fla.) for the Democratic nomination for the Senate seat. Murphy defeated incumbent Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) in 2012. On the GOP side, Reps. Ron DeSantis and David Jolly are eyeing Rubio's seat....
  • [VANITY] Alan Grayson VS Cruz.Should GOP Candidates Deem Grayson A Racist Being Cruz Is Hispanic?

    01/08/2016 6:59:06 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 14 replies
    So are we all laughing at Alan Grayson who is threating to have a cow if Cruz is the nominee? But where was Mr. Grayson when Obama won the nomination? And remember how anyone who questioned Obama's Birthplace/Certificate Where-Abouts were declared a racist? Well, Alan Grayson should also be deemed a racist for trying to take out Ted Cruz, right? Now that would be beyond wonderful if all the GOP candidates declared Grayson a racist for "Messin'" with an Hispanic Presidential Candidate!
  • Ted Cruz 'birther' row may go to court as Democrat gets ready for case focusing on Cruz's MOTHER

    01/08/2016 12:46:17 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 68 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/8/16 | J. TAYLOR RUSHING
    Ted Cruz 'birther' row may go to court as Democrat gets ready for case focusing on Cruz's MOTHER (and his wife weighs in). Republican presidential runner-up Ted Cruz's eligibility in the 2016 nomination race is continuing to split open on the campaign trail. Cruz, a first-term Texas senator, is not only taking fire from prominent Republicans such as front-runner Donald Trump and 2008 GOP nominee John McCain over his claims of U.S. citizenship - but he now faces a potential lawsuit by a Democratic congressman. Florida Rep. Alan Grayson, an attorney, said this week he will sue to challenge Cruz's...
  • Once again, Alan Grayson violates ethics rules, using House committee clip in campaign ad

    01/02/2016 9:31:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Saint Peters Blog ^ | 12/29/15 | Peter Schorsch
    **SNIP** Most of the ad is standard campaign fare, and not particularly noteworthy, even though the endorsements from Sheen and Moore are several years old. Both were taken from Grayson's House campaign nearly six years ago. But at the 18-second mark, the ad gets really interesting. That is the point where Grayson - to promote his Senate bid - uses an MSNBC clip of him speaking during a congressional hearing - yet another violation of U.S. House rules. Grayson runs afoul of ethics rules on the use of official resources for campaign or political purposes, namely House Rule 11, Clause...
  • Alan Grayson: If Ted Cruz is elected president, I’ll sue

    11/30/2015 12:19:34 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 41 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11-30-2015 | Dan Calabreses
    Hey, why not? In addition to being a bomb-throwing liberal, Alan Grayson’s pedigree is as a trial lawyer. Suing because he’s mad about something seems pretty natural for a guy like that. And since Democrats have treated the last three congressional elections as largely illegitimate - favoring executive actions by Obama to get around the “obstructionist” yet duly elected majorities - why not seek a way to throw out the election of a Republican president?