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Ron DeSantis ‘welcomes’ Alan Grayson to the U.S. Senate race

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Rep. Alan Grayson is in the Senate race. This is causing consternation for the Patrick Murphy side, which sent out a fundraising email Thursday afternoon that read as follows:

“By now you’ve heard the news. The race has changed. I now have a primary opponent. The next few months are going to be challenging, and I know that the campaign that we’ve built together is going to be put to the test.”

Whereas the Murphy side is gearing up for a battle against a man who gives the best soundbites in Florida politics, who can say what he wants with impunity in a way not seen since the glory days of James Traficant, Republicans are just getting their popcorn ready, and trolling Grayson as he forces Patrick Murphy into an extended primary.

“I welcome Congressman Grayson to Florida’s Senate race. Alan is a true liberal who combines inflammatory rhetoric with militant leftism,” said Ron DeSantis in a statement. “Alan Grayson says his Senate campaign will ‘live to the end of time,’ but I imagine that Florida voters will be so dissatisfied with his history of supporting tax stiff hikes [SIC], ObamaCare and cuts to our military, that Alan’s campaign will, in his own words, ‘die quickly.'”

July in Florida. The weather has heated up. And now, so too the Senate race.


A.G. Gancarski has written a weekly column for Jacksonville’s Folio Weekly since 2003. His writings on politics, culture, and sport have appeared in the Washington Times, the Daily Caller, and the American Conservative. His radio and TV appearances include frequent contributions to WJCT-FM (Jacksonville’s Public Radio station); additionally, he has been a guest on Huff Post Live and the Savage Nation radio show. Gancarski can be reached at

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