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Outspoken Florida Democratic Rep. Grayson unseated

Outspoken Florida Democratic Rep. Grayson unseated

Florida's Democratic U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson has been ousted after earning notoriety in his single term for harsh rhetoric that included accusing Republicans of wanting sick people to "die quickly."
With 78 percent of precincts reporting, Republican Daniel Webster had 56 percent of the vote to Grayson's 38 in their central Florida district around Orlando on Tuesday. Webster is one of Florida's most experienced Republican politicians, with 28 years in the Florida Legislature.
Grayson's liberal views made him the darling of the left but a top target for Republicans.
His "die quickly" comment came in late 2009 as he attacked Republicans' stance on health care policy, and his subsequent comments on other issues created even more controversy.


Updated : 2021-06-22 02:48 GMT+08:00