Orlando, FL (AP) - Brazen, combative and unabashedly liberal
Democratic U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson has been ousted.
The freshman lawmaker from Orlando lost Tuesday to one of
Florida's most experienced Republican politicians, Daniel Webster
of Winter Garden.
Webster spent 28 years in the Florida Legislature, including
stints as House speaker and Senate minority leader.
With 67 percent of the expected vote counted Webster had 56
percent while Grayson had 38 percent. Tea Party candidate Peg
Dunmire, an Orlando financial adviser, was third with 3 percent.
Grayson's outspoken support for the federal health care
overhaul, stimulus plan and other liberal policies made him the
darling of the left but a top target for Republicans.
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