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Ex-US Rep Grayson to run for Congress again

July 11, 2011

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ORLANDO, Fla.—Former U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson who made a name for himself during his two years in Congress with a fiery floor speech attacking the Republican health care plan says he's running again.

The Orlando, Fla., Democrat said of the plan in 2009: "If you get sick, America, the Republican health care plan is this: Die quickly."

He says he filed paperwork with the state Monday to make another run for the U.S. House in 2012. After his single term, he was defeated in 2010 by Republican Dan Webster.

Grayson also ran a campaign ad referring to Webster as "Taliban Dan," comparing Webster's religious fundamentalist views to those in the Middle East.