Grayson Cuts Campaign Links from Controversial Healthcare Website

October 22, 2009

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) eliminated links Thursday between his re-election campaign and a health-care-related Web site he had promoted on the House floor, but he denied the revision was related to Republican allegations that he had violated House rules.

“We took the link down on our own accord. We were not ordered to do so,” Grayson spokesman Todd Jurkowski wrote in an e-mail to Roll Call.

The scuffle began Wednesday when Grayson, equipped with a poster on the House floor, touted a new Web site,, which he had created with his own funds. The Web site states that it accepts and publishes submissions of the names of individuals who have allegedly died “because they have no health insurance.”

Read more: (Jennifer Yachnin, “Grayson Cuts Campaign’s Ties to Web Site,” Roll Call, 10/22/09)