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Post by Addie » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:08 pm

[link]NPR,http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics ... t=1&f=1001[/link]

Daughter Of Former Fla. Sen. Bob Graham Running For Congress

The daughter of Florida political legend Bob Graham has announced she will run for Congress next year, taking on incumbent Republican Steve Southerland.

Gwen Graham, a lawyer and administrator in the Leon County school district, made the announcement Tuesday morning. "It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that Congress is a dysfunctional mess," Graham wrote on her campaign website.

Southerland ousted Democrat Allen Boyd in the 2010 Tea Party wave, winning by a dozen percentage points. But he defeated challenger Al Lawson by less than six percentage points this past November. Lawson had represented Tallahassee in the state Senate, but had limited appeal in the other parts of the state's 2nd Congressional District that stretch east and west into the more rural, more conservative Florida panhandle.

Lawson is still considering a run in 2014, which could set up a heated Democratic primary. Gwen Graham, 50, has not run for elected office before. She was born in Miami Lakes, but moved to Tallahassee in 1978 as a teenager when her father was first elected governor.

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Post by Joseph Robidoux III » Sun Jun 15, 2014 3:42 pm

The deadline apparently has passed for Florida candidates to file and neither Graham nor Southerland has a primary opponent. Luther Lee is a candidate who qualified under Florida law and is a write-in (?) candidate.[/break1]myflorida.com/candidate/canlist.asp]http://elections.myflorida.com/candidat ... Qualifying period was noon Apr 28 to noon May 2.[/break1]myflorida.com/calendar/elecdate.shtml]http://elections.myflorida.com/calendar/elecdate.shtml[/edit]

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