After Rubio Wins Re-Election, Grayson Says 'Told You So' To Harry Reid

Bill Clark

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) did his best to push Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) out of the Democratic primary for the Florida Senate seat, and now that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has won re-election, Grayson is attempting to throw Reid's move back in his face.

The Democratic Senate primary in Florida between Grayson and Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-FL) was fairly contentious, with Reid and Democratic operatives pulling for Murphy to win.

The tension between Grayson and Reid hit its peak in May with Grayson confronting Reid in a closed-door meeting, prompting the Nevada senator to tell Grayson that he wanted him to lose the primary. Reid in February said that Grayson had "no moral compass," and the minority leader publicly called on Grayson to drop out of the primary in July.

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Caitlin MacNeal is a News Writer based in Washington, D.C. Before joining TPM, Caitlin interned and wrote for the Huffington Post, the Sunlight Foundation and Slate. She is a graduate of Georgetown University.
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