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Rep. Grayson offers “friends with benefits” access to donors

The Alan Grayson (D – Fla.) re-election campaign has begun searching for people to become the congressman’s “friends with benefits” according to an email sent out Wednesday morning.

The email, originally obtained by Red Alert Politics’s Kelsey Osterman, was entitled “TODAY ONLY: Friends With Benefits.” The email states that the congressman wanted to offer “special thanks” to those that have supported him on a monthly basis. It also claims that these “friends with benefits” are “important to our campaign.” It even says the “friends with benefits” “mean too much to” them.

That’s the reason given for the congressman’s campaign to “start looking for something we can do for you.”

As part of the “friends with benefits” program those providing monthly support to the Democrat will be eligible for certain perks. One is reportedly the ability to ask the congressmen questions and get answers back from him. All on video.

Image via Red Alert Politics

Image via Red Alert Politics

A spokesperson for the congressman’s campaign refused to disclose exactly how many “friends with benefits” the congressman has. However, the email suggests that it is “a large number” of “the more than two thousand supporters” who have thus far “heeded the call” of the congressman.

The email tries to manage expectations for those entering into the pact by saying “of course, we would like to do more. We would like to give every single Friend with Benefits a Lamborghini.” “But”, it continues, ” that’s not practical, at least not at this time.”

It does, however, rekindle hope for more fulfilling future benefits by asking for “suggestions” of how the congressman’s campaign can “be good” to his faithful supporters.

It remains to be seen whether the relationship between the congressman and his many “friends with benefits” will satisfy either side or if it is truly a no strings attached situation. We may never know what goes on between the two parties behind closed doors but this arrangement raises plenty of hard questions.

Will Grayson’s supporters be pleased by what he has to offer? Are Grayson and his “friends with benefits’ exchanging more away from the public eye than what he’s shown off in this email? Does anything going on here cross the line?

Stephen Gutowski


  • Evil Otto

    I’m going to go throw up now.

  • ron2win2

    He has no choice . The idiot just got ponzi schemed out of 18 million he made in taking bribes to begin with. Big dummies lose big bucks.

  • ddanimald

    A friend with benefits means they can screw you every which way now, but don’t have to take your call later.

    • klaatu

      BINGO !

    • twinstick1

      It’s worse than you think. With this guy, you won’t even get the benefit of a reach-around…

  • Hank Rearden

    Inspiring to see these servants of the little people at work.

  • FedUpBob

    Seems like we need at least two undercover FBI agents to check this guy out. Of course that won’t happen if Eric Holder has anything to say about it.

  • teapartydoc

    I have some great business opportunities for Mr. Grayson.

  • twinstick1

    I think I know what Mr. Grayson was doing before he got into Politics. He was the Official French Fry Bobber for Burger King.