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Fri Aug 13, 2021, 03:36 PM

Alan Grayson enters race for Florida's U.S. Senate seat

Source: Florida Politics

Brash, progressive former U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson is running for the U.S. Senate.

The three-term Democratic former congressman from Central Florida has been exploring the possibility of a U.S. Senate run since March, and on Friday began running social media ads attacking Republican Sen. Marco Rubio and touting his own commitment to universal health care.

I think we were pretty much there, Grayson told Florida Politics Friday. Now were going to try to take it up a notch.

Grayson is a Democrat known for taking it up a notch. Or two.

Read more: https://floridapolitics.com/archives/450131-alan-grayson-enters-u-s-senate-race/

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Reply Alan Grayson enters race for Florida's U.S. Senate seat (Original post)
Jose Garcia Aug 2021 OP
bucolic_frolic Aug 2021 #1
peppertree Aug 2021 #8
Missn-Hitch Aug 2021 #35
Lord Ludd Aug 2021 #38
Escurumbele Aug 2021 #17
Hortensis Aug 2021 #20
genxlib Aug 2021 #2
aeromanKC Aug 2021 #3
catrose Aug 2021 #4
Escurumbele Aug 2021 #18
Lonestarblue Aug 2021 #22
mcar Aug 2021 #32
Lochloosa Aug 2021 #5
oldsoftie Aug 2021 #26
LetMyPeopleVote Aug 2021 #6
Skittles Aug 2021 #13
SunSeeker Aug 2021 #25
csziggy Aug 2021 #7
Mr. Evil Aug 2021 #9
Escurumbele Aug 2021 #19
mcar Aug 2021 #33
Sneederbunk Aug 2021 #10
NurseJackie Aug 2021 #28
NurseJackie Aug 2021 #29
NurseJackie Aug 2021 #11
ancianita Aug 2021 #12
honest.abe Aug 2021 #14
rwheeler31 Aug 2021 #15
FBaggins Aug 2021 #16
snowybirdie Aug 2021 #21
Deuxcents Aug 2021 #23
JI7 Aug 2021 #24
madville Aug 2021 #27
Retrograde Aug 2021 #30
mcar Aug 2021 #31
brooklynite Aug 2021 #34
peggysue2 Aug 2021 #36
summer_in_TX Aug 2021 #37
SKKY Aug 2021 #39
Polybius Aug 2021 #40

Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 03:38 PM

1. That's the problem

Brash. He turns off a lot of people. He'll never learn to pull his punches. Whether the electorate will be more receptive this time around remains to be seen.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 03:47 PM

8. Sad but true.

I've always liked him - his faults notwithstanding.

But Repugs have that yooge advantage over Democrats: they can nominate fire-breathers, and it works for them (sometimes).

We, on the other hand, always have to take the high road - even against vicious opponents.

It just doesn't seem to work well for Dems otherwise.

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Response to peppertree (Reply #8)

Sat Aug 14, 2021, 10:59 AM

35. Yes! No matter it's Jimmy, Bill, Barack or Joe...

they are ALL communist/socialist/fascist/atheist. I always love when they combine fascist with communist. It's cute.

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Response to Missn-Hitch (Reply #35)

Sat Aug 14, 2021, 09:41 PM

38. You mean like they did in Citizen Kane?

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 04:30 PM

17. Lets not get negative, I bet he learned his lesson, and so his campaign people, but he has excellent

qualities and one of them is to tell it like it is. We complain about him being brash, but what republican is not brash, insulting and stupid? Why is it not acceptable from a Democrat but it is from a republican?

I think that things have changed and he will do fine, and hopefully kick Little Marco out of politics.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 04:33 PM

20. There has to be more. Everyone from President Obama on down

who knew him from inside weighed in against him. What on earth got a Democratic president to let his position be known in the nasty business of the party working to keep him from becoming our senate candidate in 2016? There were discussions of scandals in the papers, financial and domestic abuse, but what don't WE know?

He's no farther left on positions than many the party helped elect and support in office, so that's not it. We'd take another I-Sanders any day and be glad over the Republican who beat our Democratic candidate in 2016, scumbag incumbent Marco Rubio, of course. And the opponent he lost to in 2018, Darren Soto, ran as a much younger male Ocasio-Cortez with basically the same positions and is in office now.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 03:40 PM

2. Don't go away angry

Just go away

A firebrand can work in some very specific congressional districts but will never work in a statewide election (in Florida).

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 03:40 PM

3. Val Demings to Alan Grayson: Hold my Beer. I've got this.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 03:41 PM

4. You're DONE, dude

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Response to catrose (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 04:31 PM

18. Why? I would rather have Greyson any time, and not Rubio.

What is this negativity with Greyson? I don't get it...OK, lets eat our own. ketchup on the side?

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Response to Escurumbele (Reply #18)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 04:39 PM

22. Val Demings is already running, which he knows quite well.

I think shes pretty strong, but I guess a primary will decide who voters prefer.

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Response to Escurumbele (Reply #18)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 08:49 PM

32. I would rather have Val Demings

a real Democrat, than this poseur mucking things up.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 03:42 PM

5. Please get the fuck out of the way Alan.

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Response to Lochloosa (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 05:19 PM

26. I like your attitude!

what else is there to say?

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 03:45 PM

6. I like Val Demings over Grayson

Last edited Fri Aug 13, 2021, 04:35 PM - Edit history (1)

Grayson has had issues and I think Demmings is a stronger candidate

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 04:01 PM

13. Demings

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 05:11 PM

25. +1

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 03:45 PM

7. One good thing about Grayson

He's better than Marco Rubio.

Of course, that's not saying much - my completely self centered cats are better than Marco Rubio.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 03:48 PM

9. Say what you will about Alan Grayson but,

He will tell the truth and doesn't have any fear of any republican. He will call out their hypocrisy nor will he cower to them and their lies. He may not be everyone's favorite type of Democrat or cup of tea but, he will be a vast improvement over any republican in Florida.

It's beyond time for Floridians to elect someone that has their well-being and society at heart. Maybe taking it up a notch or two is a good thing.

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Response to Mr. Evil (Reply #9)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 04:33 PM

19. Agree with everything you wrote 100%.

I think it is time to bump it up a notch and Greyson can definitely do that.

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Response to Mr. Evil (Reply #9)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 08:50 PM

33. Val Demings will do that

It's beyond time for Floridians to elect someone that has their well-being and society at heart.


Or do you have a problem with her candidacy?

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 03:50 PM

10. Does not play well with others.

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #10)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 05:45 PM

28. Runs with scissors.

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #10)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 05:47 PM

29. Eats paste.

I just about DIED when my son's teacher told me that! I don't care that it's non-toxic. I think the school-paste makers should give it a scent that's less appealing (or something that's bitter).

(40+ years on, and this still stays with me)

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 03:52 PM

11. Gah!

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 03:58 PM

12. I'm with Demings.

Along the lines of 'offering a real choice,' I see this primary as a GOTV statewide for Florida's women. They need the "standing up for what is right" candidate.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 04:13 PM

14. I doubt he has any chance.

Too much negative baggage.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 04:19 PM

15. No , the Republicans will back this guy to hurt Demmings.

This is a very bad move.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 04:28 PM

16. He's been running for months... years really

He filed back in March, but he's perpetually filed for some federal office so that he can fundraise.

I doubt that he'll make much of it.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 04:34 PM

21. Alan

About that spousal abuse complaint and adulterous behavior story...............?

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 04:40 PM

23. Why not wait and run against Scott

Two D senators from Florida would be just fine

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 04:42 PM

24. No

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 05:23 PM

27. He has zero chance in the primary

against Demmings but he's free to try of course.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 08:39 PM

30. He can't be - he hasn't sent me a request for money yet

I have no idea how he got my email, but whenever he runs I can count on at least one plea for money a week

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Fri Aug 13, 2021, 08:48 PM

31. Oh, just go away Grayson!

Is anyone going to support this guy over Demings? Really?

We need to get Lil Marco out of office. Demings is our best bet. Grayson is a grifter.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Sat Aug 14, 2021, 10:23 AM

34. I had a private meeting with him the last time he ran for office...

He thinks hes brilliant.

He wants you to think hes brilliant.

As far as I. An recall, he never did anything constructive in the House, he just made speeches that progressives liked. Theres more to the job.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Sat Aug 14, 2021, 11:50 AM

36. Val Demings has a much better shot at the seat

She's simply a better, stronger candidate.

I predict she'll wipe the floor with Grayson come the primary.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Sat Aug 14, 2021, 11:59 AM

37. Alan Grayson never spoke for me, a life-long Dem.

Too much scorched earth.

Hes undoubtedly got high negatives, numbers he has earned.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 09:21 AM

39. I'm not a Florida voter, so take this with a grain of salt...

...I don't think someone like Grayson, as much as I like him, could win state-wide. He's a very "local" candidate. Now, having said that, I would like to see him debate Rubio. Grayson is an excellent debater, and Rubio, well, not so much.

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 12:08 PM

40. There's zero chance he can beat Rubio

No way can he be elected to statewide office in Florida unless he runs against an extremist. He's a firebrand that's too far to the left to win against Little Marco.

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