On Alan Grayson’s main squeeze

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Earlier this week, several more high-falutin’ Democrats came out in support of Patrick Murphy and, with feigned dismay that surprised exactly no one, Alan Grayson cried foul.

Predictably Grayson said, “Florida Democratic voters choose our party nominee, not out-of-touch party bosses sipping cognac in a smoke-filled room in Washington, D.C.,” he said.

First, one has to wonder if there still are any actual smoke-filled rooms in D.C. and, secondly, what … No reference to Gucci loafers from Grayson?

Other than the standard response from Campaign Playbook 101, we find it a little ironic – if not potentially hypocritical – that less than 24 hours later it’s reported by POLITICO that Grayson’s significant other is moving in for the kill in his soon-to-be-open congressional seat.

Now, for all we are told about Dena Minning, it sounds like she is the bio-tech equivalent of a rocket scientist when it comes to sheer IQ power. So this is not a criticism of her – in any way shape or form.  We are comfortable that she is as qualified as they come and with her background as a med-tech lobbyist, we can surmise she knows where the bathrooms are in the Rayburn Building. That’s not the issue.


The hollow-sounding cry of foul from Mr. Grayson will wear a whole lot thinner if he is seen, in any way, giving a leg up to Ms. Minning in party boss style.

For as long as the two have been holding hands, Minning has been an active and clearly overt fan of Grayson, often Tweeting out pro-Senate run missives. Now if the love-Tweets come in the other direction, we will be among the first to ask Grayson for a retraction.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.