Former Congressman Alan Grayson (D-Orlando), who was first elected to the House in 2008 but defeated two years later only to return from a new post-reapportionment district, is looking to run in what would be his third different district. Elected twice from the new 9th District, Mr. Grayson ran unsuccessfully for Senate in 2016. He announced plans to challenge Rep. Dan Webster (R-Clermont) in the safely Republican 11th District (Webster unseated Grayson in 2010), but most people believed he would return to the 9th District to launch a Democratic primary challenge to Rep. Darren Soto (D-Kissimmee).
Now, in yet another surprise move, Mr. Grayson confirmed that he is considering the open Lakeland area congressional race, possibly entering the campaign to succeed retiring Rep. Dennis Ross (R-Lakeland). One way or another, expect to see Alan Grayson again running for Congress in 2018.
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