Alan Grayson re-elected to US House

Democrat wins 3rd term in Congress

ORLANDO, Fla. - U.S. House-District 9

Alan Grayson has been re-elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, according to the Associated Press.

Grayson defeated Republican Carol Platt 53 to 44 percent with 29 percent of the precincts reporting.  Marko Milakovich received 3 percent of the votes.

Grayson, a Democrat, will serve his third term in Congress, although the first two terms were not consecutive and not in the same seat.

He won the first time in 2008 on the same ballot as President Barack Obama, but he lost two years later in the mid-term election.

Grayson won again on the same ballot as Obama in 2012 in the newly re-drawn Osceola, Orange and Polk County district.

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