Former Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) is asking for contributions as the quarter closes, which makes him sound a lot like a man running for Congress — or a man with a lot of bills to pay. In an email to supporters, he asked for money so he can outraise Rep. Daniel Webster (R) this quarter, as Grayson did in the first three months of this year.
“I’d like to see the same headline on July 15 that we saw on April 15: ‘Out of Congress, Grayson Still Outraising GOP Congressman,’” Grayson wrote. He has not yet said whether he is running for Congress again. His campaign committee had more than $1.3 million in debt at the end of March.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.