“Incumbent Democrat Alan Grayson of Orlando is seeking a second term representing this district — all of Osceola County and parts of Orange and Polk counties.

Though last year he likened the tea party to the Ku Klux Klan, Grayson otherwise seems to have turned down the temperature on his firebrand rhetoric. He won enough support from Republican members to get a number of amendments passed in the House.

But like his fellow Democrat from Central Florida, Corrine Brown, Grayson shows no interest in limits on federal spending — except at the Pentagon — despite chronic budget deficits and the mushrooming national debt. Unlike Brown, he has a well-qualified challenger: Republican Carol Platt of St. Cloud.

Platt, a Realtor and rancher, has not run for office before, but she’s been a leader for years in business, education, political and community groups in the district. She’s well versed on issues. And she recognizes the imperative of bringing revenues and spending into balance. She’s a better choice in this race.”