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Did Alan Grayson go too far this time?



There he was on C-SPAN again, a big poster board at his side. Was U.S. Alan Grayson giving an encore presentation of his "die quickly" health care speech? Alas, no.

But the poster did point to a new Web site,, and the Orlando Democrat urged people who have lost loved one due to inadequate health care to visit and leave their names as a remembrance and call for Congressional action.

Republicans cried foul Wednesday because the site has a link to Grayson's campaign Web site, suggesting he broke House ethics rules barring the mix of official business with campaigning.

UPDATE 1: Patricia Sullivan, a resident of the 8th Congressional District of Florida and a candidate for Alan Grayson's seat, will be filing a complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics against Grayson. "It is time for Representative Grayson to be held accountable for his wreckless behavior," she said.

UPDATE 2: Grayson has removed the link to his campaign web site.

UPDATE 3: Grayson speaks: "There are no violations. Once again, the Republicans are trying to change the subject from what matters to what doesn't matter."

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:24pm]


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