Yesterday, we reported that former Congressman Alan Grayson (D-Orlando) was considering mounting a political comeback in the newly open 15th District from which Republican Rep. Dennis Ross (R-Lakeland) is retiring. Now Mr. Grayson has reversed course and announced that he will file a Democratic primary challenge to 9th District Rep. Darren Soto (D-Kissimmee) in the seat that he (Grayson) previously represented for two terms.
Grayson says he’s not so much running against Soto but is doing so to re-claim his old seat. He already is drawing an ideological contrast, claiming to be “disturbed” that freshman Soto, while a member of the Florida state Senate, received an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association. We can expect a raucous primary campaign to conclude on August 28th.
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