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  Grayson, Alan
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2011-07-11  
 
NameAlan Grayson
Address8419 Oak Park Road
Orlando, Florida 32819, United States
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Born March 13, 1958
Died Still Living (57 years)
Contributoreddy 9_99
Last ModifedRBH
Feb 24, 2013 01:27am
Tags Jewish - Very Liberal - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Government Reform - Health Care Reform - Jobs/Industrial Growth - Pro Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Pro Environment - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Gun control - Pro-Labor - Divorced - Married - Judaism - Straight -
InfoAlan Mark Grayson

Alan's Background

Alan and his wife, Lolita, have five children – Skye (12), Star (8), Sage (6) and two-year-old twins, Storm and Stone.

Alan grew up in "the projects" in the Bronx. He heard the squeal of the wheels of the elevated trains, every five minutes, all day and all night. At the age of 12, he took the subway to school, by himself. At the age of 11, a bully threw him under a moving bus. He lived.

Six years later, he took the standard test for 12th graders in New York. Almost 50,000 students in the Bronx took that the same test. Alan received the highest score.

Alan was accepted to Harvard College. He cleaned toilets there, and worked as a night watchman. He graduated in three years, with high honors.

Then he went to graduate school at Harvard. In only four years, he received a law degree (with honors), he earned a master's degree in Government, and he finished the course work and passed the general examinations for a Ph.D.

After graduate school, Alan worked as a judge's assistant at the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. He worked with Judges Ginsburg, Bork, Scalia, and Starr. He then joined Judge Ginsburg's husband's law firm, where he represented government contractors.

In 1990, Alan left the practice of law, and started a new business – IDT Corp. Alan was the first President of IDT. Today, IDT is a Fortune 1000 public company, with $2 billion a year in sales. Alan took his profit from IDT, and invested it in many other small companies. Today he owns between one and ten percent of a dozen different public companies.

Twenty years ago, Alan helped to found the Alliance for Aging Research, to help promote health and a good life for older people. The motto of the Alliance is "Living to 100 – and Loving It!" Alan has served as an officer of the Alliance for two decades. He also supported the work of Arnold Palmer Hospital for many years.

In the '90s, Alan returned to the practice of law. For many years, he represented honest government contractors. Over the years since the beginning of the Bush Administration, however, he has seen the bad drive out the good. Fraud and corruption among government contractors grows and grows. The Bush Administration did nothing to recover the stolen money, protect the taxpayers, punish the thieves, or even safeguard the U.S. troops using and wearing defective equipment and supplies. And so Alan found his calling – like an Avenging Angel for the taxpayers and soldiers, he has sued the war profiteers in the name of whistleblowers, and forced them to disgorge their ill-gotten gains.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
03/17/2015-03/28/2015 Quinnipiac University 20.00% ( 0.0) 17.00% ( 0.0) 63.00% ( 0.0)
10/09/2014-10/12/2014 Data Targeting 34.00% ( 0.0) 32.00% ( 0.0) 34.00% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Sep 06, 2011 04:15pm Blog Entry I Told Newt He Looks Fat [by Alan Grayson]  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Jul 11, 2011 08:30pm News Alan Grayson: 'I'm running'  Article Andy 
Jun 24, 2011 05:00pm Blog Entry Improve Green Lantern? Former Congressman Grayson has some suggestions  Article Craverguy 
Jan 19, 2011 05:35pm General Alan Grayson Blames Palin, Collects Cash  Article Jason 
Nov 05, 2010 10:50am Interview After lost election, Alan Grayson ‘going to Disney World’ when he gets home in January  Article Craverguy 
Nov 04, 2010 03:00pm Statement Alan Grayson blames Dem 'appeasement'  Article Craverguy 

TWITTER
Fri May 22 20:14:10 +0000 2015 - IMPORTANT – Final Senate Vote on Fast Track Today http://t.co/VENhMH52fn

Wed May 20 12:11:07 +0000 2015 - US police killed more people in the first week of 2015 than UK police have killed in the past ten years. http://t.co/P4eunxkXR5

Wed May 20 00:06:08 +0000 2015 - President Adopts Grayson Amendment Against Police Militarization: http://t.co/hDZr73p40B

Tue May 19 20:10:10 +0000 2015 - First law of holes: when you're in a hole -- STOP DIGGING! Sign the petition > http://t.co/Q7QmmEQTm1 http://t.co/j9eNduwDTe

Mon May 18 20:39:15 +0000 2015 - VICTORY! President Obama implements Grayson Amendment against police militarization! http://t.co/w3tKtE8Le2

Sun May 17 20:57:38 +0000 2015 - Fast Track: a corporate coup d'etat. http://t.co/cpRwlf4zPe

Fri May 15 21:03:34 +0000 2015 - Finally, a Bush tells the truth -- the day after he said the exact opposite. http://t.co/8I7CoBHt7k

Thu May 14 23:35:45 +0000 2015 - Want to help me hunt DINOs? http://t.co/CKTBOGuAjl

191 Thu May 14 16:24:50 +0000 2015 - Today, the Senate is bringing up Fast Track for another vote. Contact your Senator now & tell them NO on Fast Track! http://t.co/UifUQzn1VS

Tue May 12 14:26:47 +0000 2015 - The Senate is voting on the "Fast Track" trade giveaway bill today. Tell them "NO" on Fast Track! http://t.co/UifUQzn1VS

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RACES
  08/30/2016 FL US Senate - D Primary ???
  11/04/2014 FL - District 09 Won 53.97% (+10.86%)
  11/06/2012 FL District 9 Won 62.52% (+25.04%)
  11/02/2010 FL - District 08 Lost 38.22% (-17.90%)
  11/04/2008 FL District 8 Won 52.01% (+4.02%)
  08/26/2008 FL District 8 - D Primary Won 48.48% (+20.97%)
  09/04/2006 FL District 8 - D Primary Lost 36.34% (-11.39%)
ENDORSEMENTS
MN District 05 - DFL Primary - Aug 14, 2012 D Keith M. Ellison
WA District 1 - Open Primary - Aug 07, 2012 D Darcy Burner
GA District 05 - D Primary - Jul 31, 2012 D John Lewis
NY District 13 - D Primary - Jun 26, 2012 D Charles B. Rangel
CA - District 02 - Open Primary - Jun 05, 2012 D Norman Solomon
CA - District 25 - Open Primary - Jun 05, 2012 D Lee Rogers
NM District 01 - D Primary - Jun 05, 2012 D Eric Griego
IL District 10 - D Primary - Mar 20, 2012 D Ilya Sheyman
IL District 2 - D Primary - Mar 20, 2012 D Jesse L. Jackson, Jr.
OH District 9 - D Primary - Mar 06, 2012 D Dennis J. Kucinich
FL Governor - D Primary - Aug 24, 2010 D Alex Sink
US Secretary of Health and Human Services - Apr 28, 2009 D Howard Dean
FL - District 03 - Nov 04, 2008 D Corrine Brown
FL US President - Nov 04, 2008 D Barack Obama
FL - District 13 - Nov 07, 2006 D Christine L. Jennings
MN US Senate - DFL Primary - Sep 10, 2002 DFL Paul Wellstone
FEC COMMITTEES
C00424713 Committee to Elect Alan Grayson $ 42358.19