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Mon Jun 6, 2022, 05:15 PM

Old DU favorite Alan Grayson is running to unseat Marco Rubio!

Some of you may remember Grayson for actually having the guts to call out Republican inhumanity for what it is. He famously outlined the GOP healthcare plan as "Don't get sick. If you do get sick, die quickly."

He has lost some primary and general races in the years in between. And I remember there being allegations of domestic abuse during a divorce.

But he's exactly the kind of person I would love to see in the Senate, calling out Reptilian Bullshit.

See this wikipedia entry for the list of candidates in his race

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Reply Old DU favorite Alan Grayson is running to unseat Marco Rubio! (Original post)
ProfessorPlum Jun 6 OP
Tommy Carcetti Jun 6 #1
Bucky Jun 6 #9
Pachamama Jun 6 #11
Crunchy Frog Jun 6 #2
GoCubsGo Jun 6 #4
In It to Win It Jun 6 #21
brush Jun 6 #3
aeromanKC Jun 6 #6
mucifer Jun 6 #5
Ocelot II Jun 6 #7
brush Jun 6 #8
Polybius Jun 6 #23
Tom Rinaldo Jun 7 #27
onethatcares Jun 6 #10
rubbersole Jun 6 #12
LenaBaby61 Jun 6 #15
snowybirdie Jun 6 #13
brooklynite Jun 6 #14
2naSalit Jun 6 #16
mcar Jun 6 #17
demmiblue Jun 6 #18
FoxNewsSucks Jun 6 #19
Demsrule86 Jun 7 #24
MarineCombatEngineer Jun 7 #26
tritsofme Jun 6 #20
Polybius Jun 6 #22
OBrien Jun 7 #25
Retrograde Jun 7 #28

Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 05:20 PM

1. Yeah, pass on that one.

Val Demmings is uniquely qualified and has none of the baggage that Grayson carries.

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Response to Tommy Carcetti (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 05:53 PM

9. Val Demmings all the way

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Response to Tommy Carcetti (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 06:59 PM

11. +10000000

Val Demmings

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Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 05:21 PM

2. I thought Val Demmings was running against him.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 05:25 PM

4. She is.

But, they haven't held their primary yet, if I not mistaken.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 11:15 PM

21. Yup, we have not had our primary yet

which is in fucking! August!

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Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 05:25 PM

3. Rep. Val Demings is running for that seat also...

and has been for a while now. She didn't just jump in. I think I'll go with her as she's a current rep., a former trump impeachment manager and former police chief.

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Response to brush (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 05:44 PM

6. +1000

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Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 05:41 PM

5. Oh that sucks. He has tons of money. This could be a huge mess

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Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 05:45 PM

7. What's wrong with Val Demings?

Grayson seems to be kind of a loose cannon.

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 05:50 PM

8. Exactly. It's a good thing it's a primary. I think she'll...

beat Grayson and hopefully go on to beat Rubio in the general.

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #7)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 11:57 PM

23. He's Michael Avenatti without the arrest record

They have similar temperaments.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #23)

Tue Jun 7, 2022, 08:50 AM

27. Perfect, Yes he is. Or John Edwards without the charm

His political messaging may be aimed squarely at folks like me but I don't trust him a bit as a person.

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Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 05:53 PM

10. may as well bring John Morgan back from the political dead

FFS....I hope the pukes aren't trying to split the vote, especially if a few ghost candidates from south florida are tossed into the mix.

That would loosen the collar around littlemarcos neck.

Think about it.

Grayson backed legal cannibis----at the time it killed his chance----FL is a medical mj state now

Morgan----for a lawyer he couldn't keep his mouth shut---in both directions------the pukes will eat him alive again.

Ghost candidates----jeez, not in south fl...

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Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 07:28 PM

12. Grayson was smeared by the vast RW conspiracy...

The domestic abuse allegations were proven false. It will be baggage anyway. Val Demmings has the creds to beat lil' marco...but this is Florida...we let rick scott into public office. The.Most. Corrupt. Politician.In.Florida.History. Alan Grayson is a good man.

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Response to rubbersole (Reply #12)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 07:56 PM

15. As my friend who lives in Florida says, Dems have to be almost perfect to win anything down there...

And even if they are, DeathSantis will FIND enough votes to pull little Marco across the line. He has a friend whose still in politics (My friend is long retired), and he said the friend told him that they are going to SMEAR Val something awful and take apart her husband with LIES. Yeah, she has NO chance down there in DeathSantisville, the place where the right-winged governor is head of the new KKK, anti gay and who wields power in that state like Stalin. Poor Val. IMHO, she has NO chance. NONE. God, I'd love to be wrong, but I don't think I will be.

My friend in his 70's said for all the flak Grayson got from his own party, look at the "pure, racist, treasonous filth" Rick Scott and most GQP'ers are. My friend is 100% correct. Rick Scott's gotten away with stealing a billion plus from Medicare. Scott should be in jail. Bet a Dem would have been in jail, but no Dem would have done that. The GQP US Taliban party gets away with more and more seemingly by the day. You have Herschel Walker running for Senator from Ga., you have a murderer from Indiana running for office out of Indiana in jail, you have people guilty of treason running to keep their seats, even though they still don't think Biden is President, and they were involved in tRump's Jan. 6th civil insurrection, and you have a pedophile still sitting in the Congress in Matt Gaetz, along with enabler Gym Jordan. SMDH.

We unfortunately don't have a functioning press either. They are all mostly corporate entities and love big ad dollars that tReasonous tRump bought into their coffers.

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Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 07:29 PM

13. Oh No

That man is a phony and a flake. Allegations of domestic abuse is not redeemable. Democrats don't need a primary fight. I'll split the vote.

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Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 07:36 PM

14. That's precisely why I don't want him in the Senate

Far too many people are enamored by elected officials whose claim to fame is making stirring speeches that they like but don't seem to change anyone else's mind on an issue. I want someone who can develop needed legislation and convince other people to vote for it. Grayson has no such record of accomplishment.

nb: I męt with him the LAST time he ran for Senate. My takeaway was: he think's he's brilliant, and he wants you to think he's brilliant.

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Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 08:06 PM

16. NO!

Rep. Val Demmings for Rubio's seat.

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Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 08:12 PM

17. No, just no

He needs to stay the hell out of Val Demings way. She's been campaigning for months and now this guy shows up?

No, just no.

Val is calling out Rubio every step of the way. We don't need a failed politician to gum up the works here.

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Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 08:18 PM

18. I think most DUers got over him years ago. Kind of like Avenatti. Or Weiner. Go Val! n/t

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Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 10:49 PM

19. Good to see !

I'd love to see him in the Senate

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Response to FoxNewsSucks (Reply #19)

Tue Jun 7, 2022, 07:14 AM

24. Only if you want to lose. He won't win statewide in Florida.

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Response to FoxNewsSucks (Reply #19)

Tue Jun 7, 2022, 08:06 AM

26. But you won't see him in the Senate,

he can't win a state wide election.

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Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 11:02 PM

20. He is a grandstander, Val Demmings is head and shoulders above this loon.

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Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Mon Jun 6, 2022, 11:55 PM

22. Lol!

He could never win a statewide office in Florida.

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Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2022, 07:25 AM

25. He's a slimy opportunist.

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Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Tue Jun 7, 2022, 12:16 PM

28. Can't be - he hasn't asked me for money yet!

I'm on the other side of the continent and everytime he's running for something I get begging emails asking for my support - i.e., he wants me to send him money for his current lost cause.

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