Firebreathing liberal legend Alan Grayson is prepared to make history in 2018.
By Jacob Engels
Before we had deranged social justice warriors carrying the banner for the Democratic Party and liberalism in general, we had Alan Grayson.
Many of you remember him as the congressman who said that Republicans wanted people to “Die Quickly” through their opposition of health care reform, and for famously running a “Taliban Dan” ad against his conservative Christian opponent in 2010.
However, Grayson also partnered with Ron Paul in an effort to abolish the federal reserve, stood firmly against endless foreign wars and out of control government surveillance of the American people.
He made history for his comeback win in 2012, which a congressional historian confided to him was the biggest comeback in history. He won in 2012 against Republican challenger Todd Long by a 68%-37% margin, after being defeated in 2010 by Republican Dan Webster 58%-35%.
Grayson, known for his prolific fundraising and bombastic messaging, cruised to re-election in 2014. Instead of running for re-election in 2016, he decided to seek the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, losing to Republican-turned-Democrat Patrick Murphy in the primary.
One of the few high-profile members of Congress to endorse Bernie Sanders, Grayson was vicious in his appraisal of Hillary Clinton and her criminal theft of the nomination from the Vermont Senator.
While he has been out of office for just over a year, Grayson has not slowed down his fundraising emails, which seem to come almost daily. Ripe with Trump bashing and his signature flair, it’s clear to political observers and insiders that Grayson is planning a comeback in 2018.
According to our sources, Grayson has his eye on first-term Democrat Darren Soto, a former state legislator in Florida with ties to the gambling, the sugar industry, and the Chamber of Commerce crowd that usually leans Republican.
Grayson is currently filed in Florida’s 11th congressional district, a seat held by his old opponent Dan Webster, while Soto currently represents Florida’s 9th congressional district.
An extremely smart tactician, Grayson reportedly plans to switch districts and primary Soto in 2018.
He has told several news publications that he filed in CD11 for fundraising purposes only, leaving the door open for a move to CD9 against Soto once he has amassed a war chest.
In an era of rabid Anti-Trump rhetoric among the Democratic Party faithful, Soto’s ties to core constituencies that support the Republican Party more than not, Grayson has realized that 2018 is the perfect opportunity for another comeback bid.
Doug Guetzloe, a longtime political operative based in Florida, points to Grayson’s strong grassroots base in Central Florida and overwhelming win in Soto’s district during the US Senate primary in 2016.
“From what I hear, some of the polling that’s been conducted shows Alan Grayson beating Soto 65-35, and that makes sense when you consider that even in Grayson losing the US Senate primary bid in 2016, he won his congressional district while losing statewide.”
Guetzloe also pointed to the fact that Grayson would likely make history if elected again in 2018, becoming one of a handful, if not the only person, to win-lose-win-win-lose-win in consecutive bids for Congress.
While we have been unable to obtain the alleged internal poll alluded to by Guetzloe and several other sources, it is not uncommon for campaigns to keep results like this heavily guarded until they are absolutely ready to announce their intentions.
Or someone else may have commissioned the poll outside of Team Grayson, who knows.
We will continue to work on obtaining the entirety of the poll results and monitor Grayson’s movements going into the summer primaries for the fall mid-term elections.
Onward to 2018!
Jacob Engels is an Orlando based journalist whose work has been featured and republished in news outlets around the globe including Politico, InfoWars, MSNBC, Orlando Sentinel, New York Times, Daily Mail UK, Associated Press, People Magazine, ABC, Fox News, and Australia’s New Dawn Magazine. Mr. Engels focuses on stories that other news outlets neglect or willingly hide to curry favor among the political and business special interests in the state of Florida.