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Grayson's money bomb makes noise



Borrowing from Ron Paul, U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson kicked off a "money bomb" today, and by his telling, it's going really well.

As of 4 p.m., Grayson's Web site shows $433,000 has been collected, exceeding a stated goal of $400,000.

"Today, the 2010 elections are one year away," reads a message on the site. "Show America that when someone speaks out for progressive values, for American values, for YOU, he will have the support he needs to win. This is a message to Republicans, to insiders, and to special interests that the truth is powerful."

The Orlando Democrat continues to attract attention, both good and bad. The New York Times on Sunday had a piece on him that cast him as the "liberals' problem child."


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:25pm]


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