Updated:KISSIMMEE, Fla. —
Controversial Rep. Alan Grayson will be defending his seat in the November elections after beating challenger Nick Ruiz in Tuesday's primary election.
Grayson's 9th Congressional District covers parts of Orange, Osceola and Polk counties.
Ruiz is a professor at the University of Central Florida.
Grayson said he was confident he would be victorious in the primary.
His supporters plan to celebrate Tuesday night at Little New Orleans, in downtown Kissimmee.
Before the polls, Grayson's team was out on the streets waving signs with the congressman.
It's the outspoken congressman's second time in Congress after having served two years and then losing to Republican Daniel Webster.
Two years ago, he then ran for the newly created district, beating out Todd Long.
Grayson will face Tuesday's republican winner, Carol Platt, in November.