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From 'Taliban Dan' to claims about income inequality, see Alan Grayson's Truth-O-Meter record from PolitiFact Florida

U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, a liberal firebrand, will take on fellow Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy for a Senate seat in 2016.

The seat is currently held by Sen. Marco Rubio, who is running for president.

Grayson, who represents the Orlando area and was first elected in 2008, is known for his soundbite attacks against Republicans. Among his more famous lines: He described the GOP health care plan as "if you do get sick, die quickly," he compared Dick Cheney to a vampire and he said that the "Republican Party of Florida smells worse than a rotting carcass."

We have fact-checked Grayson 24 times since 2009. Here is a snapshot of his PolitiFact scorecard:


Turn to PolitiFact Florida for the rest of our story.