House Dem uses online poll to decide between Sanders, Clinton
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Rep. Alan GraysonAlan Mark GraysonThe Hill's Morning Report: Frustration mounts as Republicans blow up tax message Former Dem Rep. Alan Grayson to challenge for old House seat PolitiFact cancels Alan Grayson hire after backlash MORE (D-Fla.), a superdelegate, is asking voters to help him decide which presidential candidate to back.

The liberal firebrand, who’s running for Florida's open Senate seat, is holding an online poll where supporters can decide whether he should support Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonClinton to headline trio of DNC fundraisers: report Allegations of ‘Trump TV’ distract from real issues at Broadcasting Board of Governors Chelsea Clinton: Politics a 'definite maybe' in the future MORE or Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersOvernight Health Care: Azar defends approach on drug rebates | Trump presses Senate to act quickly on opioid crisis | Kentucky governor's Medicaid lawsuit tossed Poll finds Libertarian Senate candidate running ahead of GOP in New Mexico Senate GOP targets musicians Ben Folds, Jason Isbell as 'unhinged left' ahead of rally for Dem candidate MORE at the party convention in July.

Superdelegates are free to support the candidate of their choice regardless of how their state votes.

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Clinton has a significant edge over Sanders, with the support of about 360 superdelegates across the country compared to the Vermont senator's eight, according to The Associated Press.

The results of Grayson's poll will be released ahead of Florida’s primary on March 15.

“Look, I’d be perfectly happy if our nominee were chosen exclusively in the primaries.  But 15% of the delegates to the Democratic Convention are chosen because of who they are, not whom they support,” Grayson said in an email to supporters. “And I happen to be one of them. I wrestled with that responsibility for a while, until I realized that I don’t have to decide — I can let you decide.”

“It could make one of the least democratic elements of the UnDemocratic Party into something really special — a decision Of the People, By the People and For the People,” Grayson added.

The Florida congressman hasn’t announced when voting will end and said that if the comments from supporters are “persuasive,” he’ll both vote for and officially endorse that candidate, according to BuzzFeed News, which first reported the story. 

Grayson is currently locked in a heated primary battle with Rep. Patrick Murphy (R-Fla.) for the swing seat being vacated by Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioGOP lawmakers raise concerns over research grants to colleges with Confucius Institutes Paid family leave could give new parents a much-needed lifeline GOP looks to injure Nelson over Russia comments MORE (R-Fla.), a Republican presidential contender

The Democratic establishment has rallied around Murphy and Senate Minority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidWith lives at stake, Congress must start acting on health care GOP’s midterm strategy takes shape Battle of the billionaires drives Nevada contest MORE (D-Nev.) recently called on Grayson to drop his Senate bid amid scrutiny over his hedge fund.

Reid’s challenge came after The New York Times published an email exchange between Grayson and top campaign staffers where they advised him to close his fund in order to avoid further media scrutiny that could damage his campaign.