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Grayson to run for US Senate in 2016?

Written by  The Hill, Jonathan Easley

Posted Feb. 8, 2015

 

FLORIDA + NATIONAL POLITICS / Alan Grayson to run for US Senate in 2016?

Grayson eyes Florida Senate seat

The Hill, by Jonathan Easley, Feb. 3, 2015

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) is talking like a man who will run for Senate in 2016.

In an interview with The Hill on Tuesday, Grayson said he’s thinking about running. The often-controversial Democrat spoke at length about why he’d begin a potential Senate race in position of strength, whether he’s going up against Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) or not.

“We have some very substantial advantages,” Grayson said in an interview with The Hill on Tuesday. “I have over 100,000 individual contributors. No one else on the House Democratic side has anything like that. We have raised as much as $5 million in an individual cycle for a House seat; again there’s nobody [who has done that].” …

… (Grayson) said he has passed 31 amendments in the past two years and that 15 of his bills were incorporated into laws that were signed by President Obama.

“There’s a real dramatic difference between myself and other candidates in terms of actual accomplishments,” he said. “I’m not going to single out anybody in particular, but the fact is, I’m not just a progressive Democrat, but a progressive Democrat who has demonstrated how to get things done in a difficult political environment here. Slate magazine called me the most effective member of Congress ...

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/231647-big-talking-grayson-eyes-florida-senate-seat

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