Mitch Perry Report 6.6.12 - Alan Grayson unloads in St. Pete

While Democrats were feeling gloomy watching the election returns from Wisconsin last night, they were energized in St. Petersburg, where former Orlando area Democratic Congressman Alan Grayson held forth for an hour last night on a variety of subjects, including the voting purge being conducted by Governor Rick Scott (link to come).

CL was in St. Petersburg earlier in the day as well, as Democratic congressional hopefuls Jessica Ehrlich and Nina Hayden debated at a Tiger Bay Club event. The winner this August goes on to take on Bill Young, who has spent the last 42 years in Congress representing Pinellas County.

And while the Senate Democrats failed to get the 60 votes needed for passage for the Paycheck Fairness Act that would attempt to bring wages for women to become commensurate with men, Congresswoman Kathy Castor was hosting a roundtable discussion with female community leaders, discussing equal pay for women and local solutions to income inequality.

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