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Carol Platt Claims Momentum Against Alan Grayson

Republican candidate Carol Platt insists she has momentum as she looks to upset U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., in November.

Having just won the endorsement of the Orlando Sentinel, Platt released an internal poll on Thursday showing her closing in on Grayson. The campaign poll from Data Targeting shows Grayson with 40 percent, Platt with 35 percent and Marko Milakovich, who is running with no party affiliation, with 7 percent.

The poll shows Grayson is treading water with 34 percent seeing him as favorable and 32 percent viewing him as unfavorable. Platt is largely unknown with 61 percent of those surveyed having never heard of her while 17 percent see her as favorable and 4 percent see her as unfavorable.

The poll of 305 voters in CD 9 was taken on Oct. 9 and Oct. 12 and had a margin of error of +/- 5.7 percent.

"These numbers simply confirm what we've been hearing and seeing on the ground," Platt said. District 9 is fed up with the representation they're getting from Alan Grayson and they're ready for someone new. We fully intend to win this race and will be working harder than ever in this final stretch."

With Democrats having more than an 8-to-5 advantage on registration, most observers have written this race off as safe for Grayson.

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