Speaker Cretul endorses Kurt Kelly in Congressional District 8
Florida House Speaker Larry Cretul, R-Ocala, has endorsed Kurt Kelly in the GOP primary against incumbent Congressman Alan Grayson, D-Orlando. "Kurt Kelly is a passionate, very articulate conservative that has worked hard in the Florida Legislature to grow our economy and create jobs in Central Florida," Cretul said in a statement.
Kelly is a state rep from Ocala and faces the same challenge as Cretul, who flirted with the idea of a run: The district is largely in Orlando. Grayson has also amassed a big war chest as the GOP has struggled to find a leading challenger.