Dr. Dena Minning & Alan Grayson To Wed, Minning Will Take Surname

An inside source confirms to the East Orlando Post that the congressman’s girlfriend polled “extremely well” as Dena Grayson.


By Jacob Engels


The primary to replace Congressman Alan Grayson in Florida’s 10th congressional district has been heating up in recent weeks, with respected progressive activist Susannah Randolph tracking far ahead of moderate Democratic State Senator Darren Soto.


Largely out of the public eye… Congressman Grayson’s fiance and medical doctor/biochemist Dr. Dena Minning.


Minning threw her hat into the running to replace her beau in late July of 2015, but has not conducted any major interviews, keeping her powder dry and raising over $125,000 to date.


Minning was instrumental in developing a broad spectrum anti-virus to fight against ebola and yellow fever.


A source confirms to the East Orlando Post that extensive polling has been conducted in the district and shows Minning jumping from high single digits to well over 40% of the primary vote with the popular Grayson name.


“Dr. Minning has been quietly fundraising and building a top-notch campaign team. Both her and the congressman are ready to take this race by storm.”


Grayson and Minning are preparing to be married sometime before final qualifying for this summer’s primary.


Grayson is currently leading his former Republican turned Democrat opponent, fellow US Congressman Patrick Murphy for the US Senate seat being vacated by Marco Rubio.


“There could be a Grayson in both houses,” said one longtime observer.



Jacob Engels, is the Founder of East Orlando Post & Seminole County Post. He is a seasoned political operative who has led numerous statewide political groups and has worked on several high-profile local, statewide, and national races. Jacob has been interviewed on national television & radio programs, with his work having been featured in the Orlando Sentinel, New York Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald and other publications nationwide. He can be reached at info@eastorlandopost.com