Race of the Day

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

Name & Party:Image removed.

DEMOCRAT

Alan Grayson

Image removed.

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 showUsed 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":

Recommended

ICC issues warrant for Putin
Vladimir Putin
WANTED

ICC issues warrant for Putin

Second thoughts about DeSantis?
Ron DeSantis speaks to supporters
Behind the scenes

Second thoughts about DeSantis?

Trust in Fox News drops for 1/5 of viewers amidst Dominion lawsuit
Protesters outside of NewsCorp offices
Viewership is steady, but...

Trust in Fox News drops for 1/5 of viewers amidst Dominion lawsuit

Remembering Patricia Schroeder
Patricia Schroeder testifying before House Budget Committee in 1980
Profile

Remembering Patricia Schroeder

Most Popular

The truth about alcohol
Alcohol being poured into a rocks glass.
Briefing

The truth about alcohol

North Korea claims 800,000 people volunteered to fight against the U.S.
North Korean soldiers march in a parade in 2018.
A Frightening Figure

North Korea claims 800,000 people volunteered to fight against the U.S.

Is it time to stop dyeing the Chicago River green?
The Chicago River is dyed green for St. Patrick's Day.
Instant opinion

Is it time to stop dyeing the Chicago River green?