Earlier this evening, Dr. Dena Minning, a Biotechnology Entrepreneur, and more notably the Girlfriend of controversial Congressman and Candidate for Senate Alan Grayson (D-Orlando), has filed to succeed him in Florida’s 9th Congressional District (story HERE). Three of her opponents issued remarks to the Observer after she filed.
Grayson’s former Deputy Director and now one of the high profile candidates that will be challenging Minning for his seat, Susannah Randolph had these remarks after she filed…
“I look forward to a vigorous discussion of the issues and welcome a healthy examination of each candidates’ involvement and accomplishments in this community. I’ve worked for years in Orange and Osceola County to bring about positive change on the health care, economic and education issues that are important to the middle class. I’m eager to share and compare that record.”
Randolph brings up involvement and time working in the community. This could be a potential avenue of attack against Minning, who many local Democrats in the area are unfamiliar with.
State Senator Darren Soto (D-Orlando) had these words..
“I look forward to have a robust debate with her and other candidates about important issues affecting our district”
Former State Representative Ricardo Rangel had the following comments…
“As the first candidate in this race to file, and the only military veteran, I welcome Dr. Minning to the race”
the four will join Valleri Crabtree in the high profile, nationally watched primary for the 9th district that consists of areas in Orange, Osceola, and Polk Counties, in the heart of the I-4 corridor.