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Grayson asks Holder to investigate spoof PAC

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, December 23 2009

Florida's colorful Democratic Representative Alan Grayson isn't finding to laugh at in a spoof of his CongressmanWithGuts.com website. Grayson has sent a complaint to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder asking that the creator of the MyCongressmanIsNuts.com website and PAC be fined and sent to the slammer for a five year sentence. Grayson's objection is that the organization's originator doesn't live in the 8th congressional district that he represents, and is thus fundraising disingenuously by referring to Grayson as "my congressman."

Grayson also draws Holder's attention to the fact that while the PAC's FEC's filings pledge to that it "supports or opposes more than one Federal candidate," there's little ambiguity that Grayson is the one in the crosshairs here. If the name of the PAC alone wasn't proof of that, there's the fact that MyCongressmanIsNuts.com is nearly an exact replica of Grayson's own PAC website, right down to the prominent YouTube placement and electric blue grunge font.

You can read Grayson's four-page complaint yourself right here.