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Race of the day: Alan Grayson vs. Daniel Webster for Congress (FL-08)
Provocative liberal congressman Alan Grayson faces a tough fight in his Orlando district against conservative Christian Daniel Webster
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DEMOCRAT

Alan Grayson

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REPUBLICAN

Daniel Webster

Basic Info: One-term incumbent;
Age: 52
Former state senator;
Age: 61
Issues:
  • Wanted public option for health-care bill
  • Wants to extend Bush tax cuts for middle class, but not the rich
  • Pro-choice
  • Wants to "de-fund and repeal" "Obamacare"
  • Wants to extend Bush cuts for everyone, including high earners
  • Opposes all abortions
Polling At: 36% 43%
Campaign Chest: $1.4 million
$105,000
Key Quote: "Republicans want you to die quickly if you get sick."

"I'm taking the high road."

Petty Controversy: Called a female Fed advisor a "K Street whore" during an interview on a conspiracy-oriented radio show
Used a state party credit card to charge nearly $10,000 at Tallahassee restaurants
Wild card: Grayson's many incendiary statements have made him a high-profile target for national Republicans

Dueling Ads: "Taliban Dan": This Grayson ad charges that Webster is a "radical fundamentalist" who wants to take away womens' basic rights
"Sandy Speaks": In this spot, Webster's wife Sandy attests to his love and devotion to his family and promises he'll change D.C.

Alan Grayson's "Taliban Dan":

 

Daniel Webster's "Sandy Speaks":

 

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