Sunshine State voters chose their nominees for the House today. And although former Rep. Alan Grayson didn’t have a primary opponent in the 9th district, the Democratic nominee for the Orlando-area seat came away a winner.
The outspoken former Congressmen and his Democratic allies have worked hard and spent good money to ensure he faces an opponent other than Osceola County Commissioner John “Q” Quiñones, who would have been the strongest GOP candidate in the Democratic-leaning district. Their work paid off.
Attorney Todd Long won tonight’s GOP primary. With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Long had 47 percent of the vote to Quiñones’ 28 percent, the Associated Press reported.
Long is not seen as viable GOP candidate for the district. And unless Grayson, known nationally for his hyperbole, self-destructs, he’s probably coming back to Congress. He would have been favored no matter who the nominee was, but now he has a clearer path to joining the 113th Congress.