The 2016 Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate in Florida just got interesting.
U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, the liberal firebrand whose unpredictability enthralls progressives and worries moderates, announced Thursday that he will run against the more moderate U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy for the Senate seat that would be vacated by current Sen. Marco Rubio, a candidate for the presidency.
Grayson announced his Senate race on WKMG in Orlando.
“People understand what I stand for,” Grayson said. “They know I am champion for justice, equality and peace and I do my best to help people in need.”
The race sets the stage for an intraparty battle in 2016 as the Democrats face a challenging presidential race because one of two homegrown candidates — Jeb Bush and Rubio — could become the GOP’s presidential pick for 2016.
And it pits polar opposites against each other.
Here's Grayson's web video launching his candidacy: