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With usual flair, Grayson doesn't mince words at Tampa event



Bagman. Bubble Boy. Coward. Inarticulate loser.

Rep. Alan Grayson didn't mince words when discussing his Democratic primary opponent in Florida's U.S. Senate race as he prepared to speak at a town hall meeting at the Seminole Heights Branch Library Thursday evening.

Dressed in an American flag neck tie, pinstripe suit and his favorite boots — light tan covered in black swirls he called an "homage" to Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky — Grayson came to Tampa with a clear message for the 75 or so in attendance and those responsible for "vehement lies" against his campaign:

"Nobody owns me, and because they don't own me they want to destroy me," he said. "If they can't defeat you, they want to destroy you."

Grayson is in a contentious race against U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Jupiter, who is considered the Democratic frontrunner. He also faces Miami labor attorney and former naval officer Pam Keith, former assistant U.S. attorney Reginald Luster of Jacksonville and real estate developer "Rocky" Roque De La Fuente of Orlando.

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[Last modified: Friday, August 12, 2016 10:22am]


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