In results that warmed the hearts of conservatives everywhere, former State House Speaker Daniel Webster has just unseated one-term Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson in the 8th District (Orlando).
In just one term, Grayson proved to be by far one of the most obnoxious of Democrats in Congress. He displayed a chart on the House floor demonstrating how many have died because of his view that Republicans had not acted on health care legislation. He also started a website to list the names of people who lost their lives because of what he considered GOP inaction on health care.
Staunch conservative Webster was already an important figure in Florida, his first milestone being his 1994 election as the Sunshine State’s first GOP House speaker since Reconstruction.
Now he clearly has another milestone to his name.
Look What’s Happening In Virginia!
It was widely expected that freshman Democratic Rep. Tom Periello would lose in Virginia’s 5th District. Periello, who had campaign assistance from President Obama, lost to Republican State Sen. Robert Hurt.
But the real surprise from the Old Dominion was the defeat of 28-year Democrat Rep. Rick Boucher. In a major upset, State Delegate Morgan Griffith won the 9th District.
One of Griffith’s key campaign aides was Mary Stafford, whose late father Jeff waged the strongest-ever re-election challenge to Boucher back in 1984. Last night, Mary helped finish the job her father started.
If Boucher can go down, can John Dingell of Michigan or other Democratic “old bulls” be far behind?