Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Rep. Alan Grayson has a challenger

By Richard K. Barry

Yes, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) has a challenger. It's some guy by the name of Jorge Bonilla (R), a conservative blogger and Navy veteran.

Bonilla announced his candidacy in a video, which I'll post below. Here are some highlights.

The central question of the 2014 election is this: Are we the people still capable of self-rule, or do we abandon the American revolution and concede that a small connected elite out of Washington, D.C., and New York is better capable of running our lives than we are ourselves? This is America, guys. We can do better, we must do better and we will do better.

I particularly like his exhortation that "this is America, guys." Nice touch, unless you're not a guy. And he says "we the people" a lot. 

Grayson lost his House seat in 2010 in a GOP-leaning district.  He then ran in a Democratic-friendly Orlando-based district in 2012 and won. In fact, Obama got more than 60 percent of the vote in the district.

The Hill writes that Bonilla is of Puerto Rican descent and writes for a conservative blog and that this might be interesting. Maybe in a mid-term year. I don't know. Grayson is pretty tough.

(Cross-posted at Phantom Public.)

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