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Alan Grayson Senate campaign manager Doug Dodson is out

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Two weeks ago, word began circulating that there might be some shake-ups in Alan Grayson‘s campaign for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate.

Apparently those rumors were accurate, as both POLITICO and the Tampa Bay Times/Miami Herald reported Tuesday that campaign manager Doug Dodson had left the organization.

The Herald’s Amy Sherman also reports that deputy campaign manager David Keith has left the campaign, and senior adviser and campaign spokesman Kevin Franck would soon be leaving.

Franck declined to respond to our inquiries when we asked about the situation last month.

Grayson is in an intense contest against fellow Florida U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in 2016.

Mitch Perry has been a reporter with Extensive Enterprises since November of 2014. Previously, he served as five years as the political editor of the alternative newsweekly Creative Loafing. He also was the assistant news director with WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa from 2000-2009, and currently hosts MidPoint, a weekly talk show, on WMNF on Thursday afternoons. He began his reporting career at KPFA radio in Berkeley. He's a San Francisco native who has now lived in Tampa for 15 years and can be reached at

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