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Alan Grayson Loans Senate Campaign $100K

Grayson contributed $100,000 to his Senate campaign in the third quarter. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Alan Grayson loaned his Senate campaign $100,000 in the third quarter, his most recent campaign financial disclosure shows.  

Florida's 9th District congressman is vying for the Democratic nomination in Florida’s open Senate contest against 18th District Rep. Patrick Murphy.  

Grayson Trumps Murphy's Trump Comparison

Grayson, top, and Murphy have been sniping at each other as they vie for the Democratic nod in Florida's Senate race. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Update 12:55 p.m. |  Rep. Alan Grayson's campaign reacted quickly Friday to Democratic Senate primary opponent Rep. Patrick Murphy's comparison of him to Donald Trump, pointing out that Murphy's father's construction company had built two major projects for the real estate mogul who's leading Republican presidential polls.

"Murphy's family construction business — where he used to work, where his daddy's money comes from, and in which he owns a share worth $1 million to $5 million — has a business relationship with Donald Trump. How much money has Donald Trump put in Patrick Murphy's pocket?" Grayson adviser Kevin Franck replied in an email to CQ Roll Call.

In Senate Race, Alan Grayson Could Be Own Worst Enemy

Grayson is running for Senate in Florida. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

In his bid for Senate in Florida , the biggest thing standing in Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson's way is ... Alan Grayson.  

The three-term Orlando lawmaker is a hero among progressives for his stances on health care policy and regulating Wall Street — something that makes him a seemingly formidable candidate in a Democratic primary. But as he looks to secure his party's nomination in a statewide bid, his unfiltered remarks and the circus that surrounds his private life threaten to derail his statewide ambitions before primary day.  

GOP Gleeful That Grayson's Getting Into Florida Senate Race

Grayson will announce a Senate bid Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Updated 9:18 a.m. |  Republican operatives are elated about Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson getting into the Senate race in Florida, saying the liberal firebrand's bid will create headaches for Democrats up and down the ballot.  

Grayson released a seven-minute-long video Thursday morning saying he's running. The seat is open thanks to GOP Sen. Marco Rubio's presidential bid , and is key as Democrats look to net the five seats necessary to ensure Senate control.  

Ultra-Rich Hijacking American Politics

A national investigative reporter has written a new book detailing his efforts to trail conservative and liberal mega-donors who have helped pump $2.5 billion into American politics.  

Members of Congress Buying and Selling Stocks

Rep. Tom Petri

   

Members of Congress continue to report their periodic stock transactions as required by the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act. Meanwhile the House Ethics Committee is still looking into a member's stock purchases in a company that would benefit from legislation being considered by his subcommittee, as well as actions the Congressman took to help a company he invested in to retain a billion dollar defense contract.  

Alan Grayson Doesn't Go For The Gold

While some are seeking the gold at the Winter Olympics, one Congressman is selling gold and other investments.  

Members of Congress file periodic reports on their financial transactions as required by the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act. Here are a few of the recent large transactions.