He’s Baaack! Alan Grayson Qualifies for 2012 Race
Former congressman and current congressional candidate Alan Grayson (D-Orlando) officially qualified today in the race for Florida’s 9th Congressional District. Grayson did not have to pay the $10,440 filing fee. Instead, for the third election in a row, he relied on his “People Power” campaign and submitted nearly 3,500 petitions, about 1,200 more than the 2,298 signatures required to qualify for the ballot.
“The election is about addressing the human needs that we have in this district every day. Jobs, education, housing, health care. These are the things that we need to build and maintain our middle class,” Grayson said after qualifying.
Grayson already has the endorsement of the national Democratic Party. It labeled Grayson a “Majority Maker.” Media outlets across the country have labeled Grayson a “virtual slam dunk.” The independent D.C. publication The Hill wrote that Grayson is “heavily favored to win.”
Two weeks ago today, Congressman Grayson officially launched his campaign in Kissimmee with Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi (D-PR), Puerto Rico’s representative in Congress.
Grayson is running for the new U.S. House of Representatives District 9, which encompasses Orange, Osceola and Polk counties. Grayson is the only Democratic candidate for that seat.