Richard Grayson, who ended up on the Arizona presidential primary ballot as the result of a “staff mix-up,” is also running a congressional campaign this year against Republican Jeff Flake. But he gamely agreed to participate in Project White House nonetheless, until dropping out of the race abruptly in early January.
Grayson is the author of several novels and, more recently, the non-fiction book Write-In: Diary of a Congressional Candidate in Florida’s Fourth Congressional District, an account of his 2004 campaign that originally appeared online at McSweeney’s.
Grayson has worked as a staff attorney in social policy at the Center for Governmental Responsibility at the University of Florida College of Law and director of academic resources at Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University. He’s taught at Arizona State University and other colleges and now divides his time between Brooklyn, Fort Lauderdale and Apache Junction, Arizona.
His platform: Medicare for all; immediate withdrawal from Iraq; and a dollar-a-gallon tax on gasoline to help achieve energy independence