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  Grayson, Alan
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2009-01-01  
 
NameAlan Grayson
Address8419 Oak Park Road
Orlando, Florida 32819, United States
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Website [Link]
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Born March 13, 1958 (58 years)
Contributoreddy 9_99
Last ModifedM@
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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
08/12/2016-08/15/2016 Monmouth University 14.00% ( 0.0) 21.00% ( 0.0) 66.00% ( 0.0)
06/02/2016-06/05/2016 Public Policy Polling (D) 22.00% ( 0.0) 26.00% ( 0.0) 51.00% ( 0.0)
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)

BOOKS
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EVENTS
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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
Thu Sep 01 01:18:47 +0000 2016 - “... the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die.” -- Senator Ted Kennedy (1980).

Tue Aug 30 22:09:38 +0000 2016 - RT @2tuff15: There is still time #FloridaPrimary Go vote for @AlanGrayson & @Tim_Canova In line by 7 then stay in line.

Tue Aug 30 22:06:16 +0000 2016 - Thank you, Anthony! https://t.co/BYoVjknIQt

Tue Aug 30 22:05:35 +0000 2016 - RT @downwithtyranny: Don't let Wall Street & Chuck Schumer assassinate the best progressive in the House without standing up and voting htt…

Tue Aug 30 21:57:27 +0000 2016 - Haven't voted yet? There's still time. Polls are open until 7 PM. Make your voice heard!

Tue Aug 30 11:59:34 +0000 2016 - It's our Election Day in FL! Are you as excited as we are to elect a Senator with Guts? Be sure to get out and vote! https://t.co/pNp1zaL2yu

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FAMILY
Wife Dena Grayson May 30, 2016-

INFORMATION LINKS
Street Fighting Man: The Political Mind of Alan Grayson  Discuss
RACES
  08/30/2016 FL US Senate - D Primary Lost 17.72% (-41.21%)
  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 - Blanket 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 $ 71055.66