ORLANDO (AP) — In his single term in office, former Congressman Alan Grayson became one of the most vocal partisans on Capitol Hill.
The Orlando Democrat described the Republican health care plan as hoping people “die quickly,” and he called a Federal Reserve Bank adviser a “K Street whore.”
Two years after he lost his 2010 re-election bid by 18 percentage points, Grayson is running again in a newly-created district that was formed out of large chunks of his former district.
His Republican opponent is personal injury lawyer and talk-show host Todd Long.
Long is a tea party favorite but hasn’t gotten much support from the national GOP. The district’s voter registration is 42 percent Democrats to 27 percent Republicans.