U.S. Senate hopeful Grayson works West Palm Beach

(Staff photos/Damon Higgins)

(Staff photos/Damon Higgins)

081916-PBC-GRAYSON-1Florida U.S. Senate hopeful Alan Grayson came to West Palm Beach Thursday wearing gold and black boots, bought in Boynton Beach. Perhaps he was hoping he can be the shiny object that draws people’s attention away from the U.S. Senate race’s frontrunners, Democratic Patrick Murphy and GOP incumbent Marco Rubio.

The 2-term Orlando-area Congressman has his work cut out. A poll issued last week puts Rubio in a dead heat with Murphy, D-Jupiter, and gives Rubio a 6-point lead over Grayson — presuming Grayson is able to get past Murphy, the establishment favorite who’s even been endorsed by President Obama. Grayson’s been lined up often with Bernie Sanders.

But Grayson still got a standing ovation from about 75 people at the Marriott hotel on Okeechobee Boulevard. Touting his event as a town hall meeting on the algae bloom that’s tormented the Treasure Coast.

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