Alan Grayson returns to D.C.; Allen West goes home
Alan Grayson, the liberal provocateur from Orlando who was defeated in the 2010 midterms, has won a return trip to Washington.
Grayson defeated Republican Todd Long in a newly drawn district. “The ‘Congressman with Guts’ is back where he belongs," Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith said.
Meantime, Republican Rep. Allen West, the Grayson of the right, lost a narrow re-election bid to Patrick Murphy.
In Miami, embattled Rep. David Rivera appears on the verge of defeat.
Incumbents Vern Buchanan (R), Kathy Castor (D), Bill Young (R), Dan Webster (R) won their races.