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  • A long night for the newlywed Graysons

    08/31/2016 8:30:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies ^ | 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 Graysons 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, wasnt 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 didnt 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 Sundays 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 Floridas Senate seat in the Republican column.For Rubio the question is tougher.Running for the Senate would amount to a significant political u-turn. Hes 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 Minnings biggest assets in her congressional bid was her boyfriend: incumbent Alan Grayson, whos 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. Its 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 dont 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?
  • Alan Grayson: If Ted Cruz is elected president, I’ll sue

    11/30/2015 10:24:16 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/30/15 | Dan Calabrese
    A natural-born moron. 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? Especially delicious, of course, is that this is all based on the birther nonsense that they find appalling when it’s aimed at...
  • Alan Grayson will sue if Ted Cruz becomes the Republican nominee for president

    11/28/2015 9:01:32 PM PST · by Marcus · 61 replies
    Houston TV Examiner ^ | November 28, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    The ever entertaining and mercurial Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Florida, threatened to file a lawsuit if the Republican Party picks Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas as its presidential nominee in 2016, according to a Friday story in the Washington Times. Grayson made this threat while appearing on Alan Colmes’ radio show. The stated reason for the threat is that, in Grayson’s view, Cruz is not a natural born American as required for being president in the United States Constitution, having been born in Canada, albeit to an American mother.
  • Democrat Should Probably Avoid Thunderstorms If He Files Lawsuit Against Ted Cruz

    11/28/2015 11:45:13 AM PST · by Isara · 21 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | November 27, 2015 | Frank Camp
    Speaking Wednesday on Fox News Radio’s “Alan Colmes Show,” Representative Alan Grayson (D-FL) told Colmes that he would challenge Ted Cruz should the Texas Senator get the Republican nomination.After Grayson talked about how allegedly bigoted the Republican field is, Colmes asked him for specifics.Grayson replied, and the exchange was as follows: GRAYSON: “Show me one who represents the exception here. In a sense, I guess Cruz is not technically that way, because technically, he's not even an America.”COLMES: “Well, his mother was born here…”GRAYSON: “I don't know...the Constitution says natural-born Americans, so now we're counting Canadians as natural born Americans?...
  • We should definitely challenge Ted Cruz's citizenship if he is elected president

    11/28/2015 8:27:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 115 replies
    Hot ^ | November 28, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Texas Senator Ted Cruz has been rising in the polls of late, not only in Iowa, but nationally as well. (And high time, if you ask me.) It’s far too soon to declare him a resident of the top tier aside Trump with so few samples, but the prospect of his being a serious contender for the nomination can’t be discounted. And if he wins the Party’s endorsement, he may be in fine shape to take on Hillary Clinton and then be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. So then what? Well, at least according to...
  • Alan Grayson: I'll file suit if 'Canadian' Ted Cruz wins nomination

    11/27/2015 1:53:09 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 95 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/27/2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Rep. Alan Grayson said Wednesday that he plans to file suit if Sen. Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada, wins the Republican presidential nomination. Speaking with liberal Fox News radio host Alan Colmes, Mr. Grayson, a Florida Democrat, called the 2016 Republican presidential lineup "appalling." "It's resolved itself into this weird reality show. It's not 'The Biggest Loser' that they're choosing, it's 'The Biggest Bigot,'" he said. Mr. Colmes asked if all of the GOP candidates are bigots. "Well show me one who represents the exception here," Mr. Grayson responded. "In a sense I guess Cruz is not technically...
  • Dem Rep Declares He Will ‘File That Beautiful Lawsuit’ If Canadian-Born Cruz Wins Presidency

    11/27/2015 3:56:31 PM PST · by Isara · 65 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 27th, 2015 | Elizabeth Preza
    Florida Congressman Alan Grayson told radio host Alan Colmes Wednesday that if Ted Cruz is elected president, he “will file that beautiful lawsuit saying that he's unqualified for the job” according to the Constitution.Cruz was born in Canada to a native-born American mother, making the presidential candidate a dual Canadian-American citizen. It was not until a 2013 Dallas Morning News article that Cruz acknowledged his Canadian citizenry publicly. In 2014, the senator renounced his Canadian citizenship altogether.Lamenting the “appalling choices” Republicans have to choose among, Grayson told Colmes the Republican race “resolved itself into this weird reality show.”“It's not ‘The...
  • Alan Grayson Threatens Lawsuit on Citizenship Grounds if Ted Cruz Is the GOP Nominee

    11/26/2015 6:34:01 AM PST · by Isara · 119 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Nov 2015 | Jeff Poor
    ...While discussing Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Grayson told Colmes he didn’t view Cruz as a natural-born citizen and would challenge his candidacy with a lawsuit if he were selected by GOP voters to be the party’s presidential nominee.Partial transcript as follow (courtesy Fox News Radio): ....GRAYSON: It's resolved itself into this weird reality show. It's not "The Biggest Loser" that they're choosing, it's "The Biggest Bigot."COLMES: That's very interesting, are they all bigots?GRAYSON: Show me one who represents the exception here. In a sense I guess Cruz is not technically that way, because technically he's not even an America.COLMES: Well,...
  • House Democrat Alan Grayson files ethics complaint against McCarthy, Gowdy

    10/07/2015 9:17:17 AM PDT · by Theoria · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | 07 Oct 2015 | Jeremy Diamond
    Rep. Alan Grayson filed an ethics complaint Wednesday against House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy accusing the No.2 Republican of using taxpayer dollars to make political attacks against Hillary Clinton. The Florida Democrat, who himself was the target of two ethics complaints this summer, accused McCarthy and Benghazi Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-South Carolina, of violating "federal law and House rules by using funds appropriated to the Select Committee on Benghazi to oppose the presidential candidacy of Hillary Clinton," according to the filing. "This is a clear and unequivocal misuse of appropriated funds for political purposes," Grayson writes in the document,...
  • Dem Rep Grayson: Trump Supporters "Racist" Worst 1.2 Percent In America

    08/28/2015 11:28:32 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies ^ | August 28, 2015 | Pam Key
    Thursday night on MSNBCs All In With Chris Hayes, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL), Democratic hopeful for U.S. Senate, said supporters of Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump are racist and the worst 1.2 percentin America.
  • Grayson: Many Women Will Suffer and Die If Opponents Destroy Planned Parenthood

    08/10/2015 10:27:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies ^ | 8/10/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    The congressman who infamously said during the Obamacare debate that Republicans wanted sick people to die quickly now says Planned Parenthood defunding proponents will shepherd in a new wave of deaths. If the attempt to destroy #PlannedParenthood is successful, the result is that many women will suffer and die. #flsen Rep. Alan Grayson (@AlanGrayson) August 9, 2015 Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.), who is running for the Senate seat Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is vacating to run for president, linked an article about his criticism of Florida Gov. Rick Scott and healthcare regulators for investigating 16 Planned Parenthood clinics in...
  • Prohibited: Rep Grayson Conducted Campaign Interview From Official Office

    07/20/2015 9:49:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 20, 2015 1:20 pm | Joe Schoffstall
    Democratic Rep. Alan Graysons decision to partake in an interview about his Senate candidacy may have violated congressional ethics rules, according to experts on the matter. On the morning Grayson announced that he would enter the Florida Democratic primary for Senate, the Orlando congressman conducted a campaign-related interview from a computer in his congressional office. The online video interview, which aired July 9 on Huffington Post Live, focused on Graysons decision to enter the Florida Senate race. Engaging in campaign activityincluding interviewswithin an official office is prohibited, according to former in-house counsel and ethics adviser to senior members of House...
  • Alan Grayson: Dems would crawl naked over hot coals for me

    07/09/2015 6:44:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 9, 2015 | Chad Merda
    How eager are you to vote? Would you ever strip down to your birthday suit, then crawl over hot coals to cast your vote? Well, Florida Rep. Alan Grayson says Democrats are so eager to vote for him, thats what theyd do to help him win the U.S. Senate race he joined on Thursday. Grayson insists hed win because people love him so much even though he hasnt received any support from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. The committees preferred choice is Florida Rep. Patrick Murphy. Frankly, one reason why Democrats are willing to crawl over hot coals naked...
  • Graysons Hedge Funds Under Scrutiny For Possible Ethics Violations

    07/02/2015 3:31:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 6/30/15 | Joe Schoffstall
    Rep. Alan Grayson (D., Fla.) is finding himself in hot water over managing hedge funds that bear his name, actions that are in possible violation of House ethics rules. Sitting members of Congress are prohibited from using their name in titles of entities for personal financial gain, Politico reports. Rep. Grayson has three hedge funds with his name attached to their title. One of Graysons funds, Grayson Fund L.P, is based out of Delaware and consists of three investors. According to November regulatory filings, the fund shows sales totaling $13.2 million.
  • [Rep. Jeff] Miller to Announce Bid for Rubios Senate Seat

    06/25/2015 7:40:44 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 13 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 06/25/2015 | Emily Cahn
    Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., will run for the Sunshine States open Senate seat, according to a source with knowledge of Millers plans. A second source said the announcement could come next week. Miller will be the third Republican to officially enter the contest to replace Sen. Marco Rubio, who is vacating the competitive seat to run for president. Miller will be the third member of Congress in the race. Floridas Senate race is a top Democratic target as the party looks to net the five seats necessary to ensure Senate control. President Barack Obama carried the state twice. On the...
  • Rep. Alan Grayson erupts after his own off-shore funds was exposed by a Florida newspaper

    05/14/2015 3:40:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/14/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    There have been few progressives as angry about off-shore investment accounts as Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL). In 2011, not coincidentally while Mitt Romney readied his presidential campaign, Grayson wrote at the Huffington Post that Barack Obama should order “the IRS to audit every one of the Fortune 500″ corporations. Grayson wanted to stop them from “evading taxes through transfer pricing and offshore tax havens.”Grayson may have known more about that than first thought. Adam Smith of the Tampa Bay Times found out that Grayson himself had incorporated two funds in the Caymans later that same year, the same kind...
  • Congressman Absolutely Loses It on Reporter With Profanity-Laced Tirade InvolvingRobots

    05/14/2015 6:12:46 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 14, 2015 | Billy Hallowell
    Democratic congressman Alan Grayson reportedly unleashed a profanity-laced tirade against a reporter who questioned his offshore investments during a recent interview, angrily asking the journalist if hes some kind of s**tting robot who goes around s**tting on people. The fiery moment reportedly came after Tampa Bay Times political editor Adam Smith inquired about some accounts in the Cayman Islands which he said Grayson incorporated so investors could avoid taxes; the politician railed against this accusation.
  • Video: Alan Grayson: No to Fast Track, No to Trade Treachery

    04/30/2015 11:46:11 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | Apri. 29, 2015
    I'm sure this will go over like a fart in church, but what the heck, video at link: No to Fast Track, No to Trade Treachery,
  • Patrick Murphy rips Marco Rubio, cheers Hillary Clinton, says Senate is full of Allen Wests

    04/02/2015 5:58:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | April 2, 2015 | George Bennett
    Appearing before a room full of Democratic partisans in his first speech as a 2016 Senate candidate, Rep. Patrick Murphy compared Republican Sen. Marco Rubio to conservative firebrand Allen West, took jabs at the tea party and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and cheered the prospect of a Hillary Clinton presidency. Murphy, who announced his Senate candidacy last week, made a brief appearance at Thursday nights Palm Beach County Democratic Party meeting in West Palm Beach. Murphy was elected in 2012 by presenting himself as a moderate alternative to outspoken conservative West, unseating the Republican in a district where the GOP...
  • Best Case Scenario For Jeb Bush.Run For Florida Senator To Stop Wasserman,Crist And Grayson.

    03/13/2015 7:11:10 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 25 replies
    By now most of us have heard the excruciating news that Debbie, Charlie and Alan are considering running for Rubio's Senate seat in 2016. This is where we need Jeb Bush to come in And Put A Stop To It !!. If Jeb runs, you know the GOP and Conservative Base will make sure he keeps the seat Red. His odds of getting the GOP nomination will likely dwindle in the coming months. Hopefully when he sees the numbers and the tea leaves, where as he will never surpass the four leading contenders, he will then have to consider running...
  • Wifes attorney accuses US Rep. Grayson of intimidation (Mr. Die Quickly)

    03/13/2015 6:16:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 13, 2015 4:31 PM EDT | Mike Schneider
    A divorce lawyer for U.S. Rep. Alan Graysons wife says the congressman is trying to intimidate him. Attorney Mark Longwell said in a court filing Friday that Grayson had written him an email threatening litigation for comments Longwell made about the divorce proceedings earlier in the week. The email was an attempt to intimidate him and influence his counsel of Graysons wife, Lolita, Longwell said in the filing, which asks for a protective order prohibiting Grayson from engaging in abusive behavior.
  • Dem Congressman: Hatred Of Obama Only Reason Republicans Won

    11/15/2014 2:18:46 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 65 replies ^ | November 13, 2014 | Derek Hunter
    Florida Democratic Congressman Alan Grayson, the 17th richest Member of Congress with a net worth of $26 million, whose wife and children are currently on public assistance, took to his blog Wednesday to opine on why his party was beaten so handily in the midterm elections. It wasnt policy, it wasnt the economy, it wasnt jobs, it was hatred of President Barack Obama. In a post on his blog entitled, The issue was Obama-hatred, and featuring a picture of the president as the devil, the Democrat attacked the American people for having the attitude of, in his words, We hate...
  • Graysons Wife, Kids Now On Government Assistance

    10/29/2014 1:14:18 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 70 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 29, 2014 | Ben Smith
    Barely a week after being named the 17th richest member of Congress, liberal firebrand and Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson is refusing to support his estranged wife and their kids, and his wife has turned to government food stamps to support her family, WFTV 9 Orlando reports. Graysons marriage of 29 years dissolved earlier this year when his wife, Lolita Grayson, filed for divorce. A week later, Rep. Grayson asked a court to annul the marriage on the basis of bigamy.Mr. Grayson is refusing to support his family because he is claiming that she was never divorced from her first husband...
  • Confirmed: Obama Bundler Caught Working with al Qaeda Linked Group

    01/10/2014 11:41:38 AM PST · by kristinn · 31 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Friday, January 10, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    Obama bundler Jodie Evans, far left, protests in Yemen with al Qaeda tied group al Karama, June 17, 2013. Photo via al Karama. Obama bundler Jodie Evans and Code Pink, the leftist group she co-leads, have been found to be working with a group whose leaders have recently been declared terrorists and al Qaeda supporters by the Treasury Department. This is not the first time the Democratic Party allied group has been caught in bed with terrorists. As this writer has reported over the years, Code Pink works with terrorists, state sponsors of terrorists, the Democratic Party and President Barack...
  • Congressman Alan Grayson Calls For U.S. Travel Ban In Response To Ebola Outbreak

    07/30/2014 2:44:14 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Igor Bobic
    Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) is calling on the Obama administration to impose a travel ban on three West African nations in response to a growing Ebola virus outbreak. The House Foreign Affairs Committee member wants the State Department to bar citizens of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone from entering the United States, including any foreign travelers who have visited those countries in the previous 90 days. He also requested that the ban be expanded to any nation that reports an originating case of the virus, and that restrictions only be lifted 90 days after the last reported case.
  • Congressman: Close Border to Ebola Countries (Democrat Alan Grayson)

    07/30/2014 9:25:21 AM PDT · by kristinn · 33 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | Steven Nelson
    The dreaded Ebola virus has spread from the jungle into major cities in West Africa, and at least one American congressman believes its time to ban citizens of the three hardest-hit countries, as well as foreigners who recently visited them, from entering the U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., requested the travel ban in a Tuesday letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Secretary of State John Kerry. Citizens of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone should be barred from entry, Grayson wrote, as should any foreign national who visited one of the countries 90 days before their intended...
  • ALAN GRAYSON: Here's How I Plan To Make The Benghazi Investigation A 'Nightmare' For Republicans

    05/20/2014 7:35:25 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 100 replies
    AP yahoo business insider ^ | 5/20/2014 | Brett LoGiurato
    Rep. Alan Grayson, a Democrat from Florida, has a plan to become Republicans' "worst nightmare" if he is indeed appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the select committee investigating the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. (clip) Grayson said he would use the Benghazi hearings as an opportunity to draw attention to other issues important to "ordinary Americans" that have not received as much attention. (clip) Following DeLauro's proposal, liberal groups hatched another idea: send Grayson. A petition on the CREDO group's website has already garnered more than 65,000 signatures. (clip) Grayson said it's up to Pelosi to determine...
  • Florida (RAT) Rep. Alan Grayson accuses wife of bigamy in divorce papers

    04/29/2014 6:25:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 4/29/14 | Adam Edelman
    A Florida congressman has accused his wife of 24 years of being wed to another man for much of the duration of their marriage. Rep. Alan Grayson, a Florida Democrat, alleged in divorce papers that his union with his wife, Lolita, was a bigamous marriage because she was already married when he wed her in 1990. In the petition, Grayson accuses his wife of having filed a false application for their marriage license 24 years ago, when she lied about not being divorced from the other man at the time of their marriage.
  • Union threatens retribution for House Dems opposing Keystone

    04/11/2014 5:16:32 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 11, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    A top building trades union is launching a midterm-election assault on House Democrats who oppose construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. A letter distributed Friday by the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA) to the districts of 27 House Democrats calls for union members to make sure their representative "feels the power and the fury of LIUNA this November." Their crime: signing a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry last month urging him to reject Keystone, which would carry oil sands from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries.
  • Alan Grayson's Wife Accuses Him Of Trying To Kill Her, Admits Long-Term Abuse

    04/08/2014 11:28:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Breitbart's The Conversation ^ | April 7, 2014 | Javier Manjarres
    As most divorce cases usually are, the recently filed, already ugly divorce case between Congressman Alan Grayson and his with Lolita, has taken another turn for worse for the self-proclaimed "Congressman with Guts." During an interview with police over the recent incident at couples home in Orlando, Florida, in which Lolita Grayson accused the congressman of assaulting her, Grayson's soon-to-be ex-wife accused him of long-term spousal abuse. Orlando's WFTV Channel 9 obtained the audio of Lolita Grayson's interview with Police. "I'm done. My husband has always been hitting me for years," she told investigators. "He's been hitting me a lot....
  • In shameless quarter-end fundraising email, Alan Grayson insists he is not a piece of nose slime

    03/27/2014 5:15:14 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 38 replies
    Conservative Inteeligence Briefing ^ | 3-27-2014 | David Freddoso
    March 27, 2014 In shameless quarter-end fundraising email, Alan Grayson insists he is not ‘a piece of nose slime’ David Freddoso We’re getting close to March 31, and that means lots of desperate-sounding, trollish emails from politicians about how they need to raise that last whatever amount to put in their next quarterly FEC report. The emails get more obnoxious with each passing quarter leading up to the election. And when they come from someone who is pretty obnoxious to begin with, you can just imagine how entertaining it can be.Case in point: Rep. Alan Grayson, D. who earlier this...