Best News Of The Day: Alan Grayson Crushes Reactionary Hacks In Orlando
Today Florida had its congressional primaries and with about 93% of the vote counted it's looking like Donna Edwards may soon have a strong progressive with a reform-minded agenda working with her in Congress. (Oh, there's still the general election in November... but Keller barely managed to hold onto his party's nomination against Todd Long who's getting 47% of the Republican vote.) AP has called the race for Grayson but says it's too close to call on the GOP side. (UPDATE: Keller was finally declared the winner late last night. But he is now seen a really damaged goods.)
Alan Grayson... 48.4%
Charlie Stuart... 27.5%
Mike Smith... 17.3%
Quoc Ba Van... 3.7%
Alexander Fry... 3.1%
Which ad do you think will be most effective in the general election?
And, think about donating to Alan's general election fund at our Blue America ActBlue page so he can keep running the ads. This is what red-to-blue is really about, not some more Inside the Beltway Stalinism.
The Grayson campaign paid for weeks of the above TV spots and Orlando's Democratic voters overwhelmingly backed him. Yesterday, according to The Hill Rep. Dennis Kucinich tried saying something similar at the Convention and it was editted out of his speech:
"They're asking for another four years -- in a just world, they'd get 10 to 20."