Alan Grayson’s unusual wedding present to his bride

Alan Grayson, the attack dog former congressman now running for the Senate in Florida, got married a couple of days ago.  Not for the first time.

Between March 2014 and April 2015, Floridians were entertained by the contentious divorce of Democrat congressman Alan Grayson and his wife of 25 years, Lolita.  Grayson is widely considered one of the wealthiest members of the House of Representatives. 

One of Grayson's litigation tactics was to make the five children from this marriage illegitimate by arguing that Lolita Grayson had never been free to marry him, as the divorce of her first husband had not been finalized when the couple wed.  

At another point, Mrs. Grayson asked for a continuance because of a leaking breast implant.  In between came allegations that Grayson was so stingy with support that his family had to go on food stamps, reports of leaking cesspools, and claims that Grayson no longer legally resided within his district.

It was the multimillionaire version of The Jerry Springer Show.  The case finally ended with an agreement to annul the marriage.

On May 31, 2016, Grayson, now a candidate for the U.S. Senate, remarried.  His new bride is the former Dena Minning, one of four Democrat candidates for the congressional seat Grayson is giving up in pursuit of the U.S. Senate seat.  Dr. Minning, who is said to have low name recognition in Florida's 9th Congressional District, was quick to adopt her husband's famous last name in her social media accounts.

What does it say of our crony-ridden political system that high name recognition becomes a valuable wedding present?

Alan Grayson, the attack dog former congressman now running for the Senate in Florida, got married a couple of days ago.  Not for the first time.

Between March 2014 and April 2015, Floridians were entertained by the contentious divorce of Democrat congressman Alan Grayson and his wife of 25 years, Lolita.  Grayson is widely considered one of the wealthiest members of the House of Representatives. 

One of Grayson's litigation tactics was to make the five children from this marriage illegitimate by arguing that Lolita Grayson had never been free to marry him, as the divorce of her first husband had not been finalized when the couple wed.  

At another point, Mrs. Grayson asked for a continuance because of a leaking breast implant.  In between came allegations that Grayson was so stingy with support that his family had to go on food stamps, reports of leaking cesspools, and claims that Grayson no longer legally resided within his district.

It was the multimillionaire version of The Jerry Springer Show.  The case finally ended with an agreement to annul the marriage.

On May 31, 2016, Grayson, now a candidate for the U.S. Senate, remarried.  His new bride is the former Dena Minning, one of four Democrat candidates for the congressional seat Grayson is giving up in pursuit of the U.S. Senate seat.  Dr. Minning, who is said to have low name recognition in Florida's 9th Congressional District, was quick to adopt her husband's famous last name in her social media accounts.

What does it say of our crony-ridden political system that high name recognition becomes a valuable wedding present?