Grayson is remembered for his fiery temper — he once called some members of the GOP "right-wing lunatics" — and liberal politics. He will represent Florida's new and heavily Democratic 9th District.

"It feels great," Grayson said Tuesday night, according to the Orlando Sentinel. "I'm going to do my best when it comes to jobs, when it comes to housing, when it comes to education [and] when it comes to human needs."


Grayson was unseated in 2010 by Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.).