Grayson headed back to Congress; Long loses
Grayson beats Long, heads back to Congress after '10 defeat; had huge fundraising advantage
Former Congressman and outspoken liberal Alan Grayson is headed back to Congress from central Florida.
With 70 percent of District 9 precincts reporting, Grayson had 62 percent of the vote, defeating his Republican challenger, conservative radio host Todd Long.
Grayson was a freshman representative when he was soundly defeated two years ago. He's eyed a return ever since and amassed a huge fundraising advantage against Long, more than 44-to-1.
Grayson was known as one of the most vocal partisans on Capitol Hill, perhaps best known for saying Republicans' health care plan amounted to hoping people "die quickly."
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