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Alan Grayson staffer named as director on two of his Cayman Island hedge funds

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Carla Coleman, a staffer in Alan Grayson’s congressional office, is also listed as a director of the U.S. Senate candidate’s controversial Cayman Island hedge funds. First reported by Joe Schoffstall of the Washington Free Beacon, Coleman, who has worked for the Orlando Democrat since 2013, is listed on the most recent SEC filings as holding positions in two hedge funds doing business in Cayman Islands and under scrutiny for possible ethics violations. One SEC filing, dated Nov. 24, 2014, lists both Coleman and Grayson as…

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‘Embarrassed’ by Alan Grayson, Eleanor Sobel endorses Patrick Murphy for U.S. Senate

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If liberal U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson was counting on progressive backing for a possible Senate bid, ethical concerns cost him at least one important local supporter. Today, state Sen. Eleanor Sobel endorsed U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy‘s bid for the U.S. Senate, citing the latest revelations about Grayson as an important tipping point in her decision. “I cannot, in good conscience, sit back and watch Alan Grayson continue embarrassing my party and my state,” said Sobel. “His profane tirades were one thing, but…

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