Patrick Murphy

Alan Grayson Fundraises off Jon Ossoff
Fundraising site says contributions to be split between Ossoff and former congressman

Then-Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., arrives in the Capitol Visitor Center for a meeting of the House Democratic Caucus in December. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Former Florida Rep. Alan Grayson may not be in Congress anymore, but he is using the special election in Georgia's 6th Congressional District to raise money for himself.

The former Democratic congressman is running a campaign to raise money for Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff through the fundraising site ActBlue. 

2016 Florida Democratic Senate Hopeful Keith to Challenge Mast in 2018
Pam Keith lost primary to Murphy, who went on to lose to Rubio

Pam Keith, an attorney who worked for the Navy and in the corporate world, is running against freshman Republic Rep. Brian Mast. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Democrat Pam Keith, former primary opponent of Rep. Patrick Murphy and Alan Grayson in 2016, is running against freshman Rep. Brian Mast for his Florida 18th District House seat in 2018. 

Keith, a lawyer who has worked for the Navy and in the corporate world, was unable to attract much fundraising for her 2016 run. Murphy went on to be the Democratic nominee for Senate and lose to Sen. Marco Rubio.

Relievers Could Be Key in Congressional Baseball Game
Meehan, Aguilar enter game a year older

Pennsylvania Rep. Patrick Meehan celebrates after the Republicans’ 8-7 victory in the 55th annual Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park last year. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

As a rule, once politicians get involved in the annual Congressional Baseball Game, they keep coming back for more.

And two veteran relief pitchers, Pennsylvania Republican Patrick Meehan and California Democrat Pete Aguilar, continue to get better every year.

Mast’s Independence May Be Best Path to Holding Florida Swing Seat
Democrats say it’ll take certain kind of candidate to defeat freshman Republican

Freshman Rep. Brian Mast salutes as he arrives for a town hall meeting in Fort Pierce, Florida, on Feb. 24. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images file photo)

Florida Rep. Brian Mast would have moved the fish tank into his Rayburn office differently.

“I would have gotten these guys a wheelie cart and sloshed it down the hallway, with whatever fish were still in there,” he said, nodding to a nearby aide.

Radel Dishes on His Career — and a Little About Cocaine
Former Florida congressman’s book released Tuesday

Trey Radel, then a Florida congressman, leaves court in November 2013 after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of cocaine possession. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Former Florida Republican Rep. Trey Radel, who resigned after he was convicted of cocaine possession, comes clean about his short-lived career in Congress and shares a little about the drug that doomed him.

“While my deepest personal weaknesses cut short my dreams and work in Congress, I picked myself up. As individuals and a country, we can do the same,” he sums up in “Democrazy: A True Story of Weird Politics, Money, Madness & Finger Food.” The 300-page account of his life and times was released Tuesday.

Is Alan Grayson Running Again?
Outgoing congressman downplays filing paperwork for 2018

Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla.,said his filing does not mean he will necessarily run in 2018. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Outgoing Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., filed paperwork to run against Republican Rep. Dan Webster in 2018 but is downplaying talk of a comeback.

Grayson, who gave up his House seat to for the Senate only to lose the primary to Rep. Patrick Murphy, filed to run in the 11th District against Webster, who beat Grayson in 2010, FloridaPolitics reported.

Mattis and West Could Be in Same Chain of Command
Trump’s defense chief pick had said West ‘watched too many Hollywood movies’ after Iraq incident

Former Rep. Allen West, a retired Army lieutenant colonel, met Monday with members of President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team. (Kevin Hagen/Getty Images)

Former Rep. Allen West is eyeing a job that might put him in the same chain of command as Gen. James Mattis, who once chastised West for an incident in Iraq.

West met Monday with Vice President-elect Mike Pence, Gen. Michael Flynn, President-elect Donald Trump’s national security adviser appointee, and K.T. McFarland, who Trump has chosen as deputy national security adviser, McClatchy reported.

Pelosi Remains But ‘Winter is Coming’ for Democrats
After watching Republicans, Democrats are headed for their own civil war

Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan speaks with the media on Capitol Hill after losing the race for Democratic leader to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Nancy Pelosi survived her leadership election and will continue to lead House Democrats in the next Congress. But the fact that she received a credible challenge, who was supported by one-third of her members, is yet another sign that the times have changed for the Democratic Party.

For the last eight years, Democrats have enjoyed watching the greatest show on Earth: the Republican Civil War. Democrats could grab a bowl of popcorn, sit back, and watch the Republicans eat themselves alive in primaries.

Florida Democrats Prep for Nelson’s 2018 Race
Florida’s senior senator is one of 25 Democrats defending seats in two years

Florida Sen. Bill Nelson faces a potentially tough re-election race as GOP Gov. Rick Scott might run against him. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Florida Democrats are trying to pick up the pieces after being decimated by Republicans on all levels in Tuesday’s election as they prepare for a 2018 challenge.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, some Democrats are seeing the same trends in the state that hurt them nationally.

New Kids on the Block
Incoming freshmen House members include former pro basketball player, a Navy SEAL and a couple of second-generation politicians

Newly elected members of Congress all have interesting résumés.