Rep. Alan Grayson (D., Fla.) officially announced that he will run for Florida's open 2016 U.S. Senate seat and that his campaign is going to "live until the end of time" during a WKMG interview with Mike Holfeld posted Thursday,
Grayson said the race would resemble that of left-wing icon Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.).
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"This is the ‘it’ campaign of 2016. Just as Elizabeth Warren’s campaign was the ‘it’ campaign in her race. It’s going to be famous," Grayson said. "What people see of us doing in this race is going to live until the end of time. This is going to be the first race, the first real political race of the 21st century."
In his announcement, Grayson laid out several progressive policies such as guaranteed paid sick leave and expansion of Social Security that he will campaign on. He also didn’t waste any time to throw punches at primary opponent Rep. Patrick Murphy (D., Fla.).
"Well his campaign has already failed. I mean he has been running for four months now and the latest polls show me up 40 points against him. That’s 40 points," Grayson said. "Patrick wants to cut Social Security, cut Medicare. And Patrick gave $2,300 to Mitt Romney’s campaign. Patrick is running in the wrong primary. He should be running as a Republican because that is what he really is."
Real Clear Politics has two polls for the Florida Senate Democratic primary, with Murphy ahead nine points in one and Grayson up one point in the other.
A Washington Free Beacon analysis shows that this race could indeed live until the end of time.