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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Political leaders from across the state and country are reacting with positive comments to Rep. Graham’s announcement that she’s exploring running for governor in 2018. Here’s what they’re saying: “Gwen has been a great partner to work with in the House. From her work on the Apalachicola Bay to fighting oil drilling off our beaches, she always puts Florida first. She’s accomplished much, and I know we’re going to continue to see... Read More →
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — In a video released to supporters, Representative Gwen Graham is announcing she will not seek re-election to Congress, and instead is considering running for governor in 2018. Graham’s decision follows a long, chaotic redistricting battle which transformed the Second Congressional District from a fair, moderate district into two extreme, partisan districts. “Our state government is just dysfunctional, and this causes me to rethink how I can best serve the... Read More →
From FloridaPolitics.com — April 14, 2016 By Ryan Ray U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham defended extended benefits given to veterans under the so-called Post-9/11 GI Bill in a rally with Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America and allied veterans groups Thursday afternoon in Washington, D.C. The first-term Democrat from Tallahassee said the bill’s enhanced educational and career benefits should not be sacrificed in favor of cost-cutting measures floated by some in Congress. “Our country made a promise... Read More →
From The Democrat — by James Call, Democrat Capitol Reporter — April 5, 2016 Congresswoman Gwen Graham used her latest workday to draw attention to Wakulla Springs. A gaggle of reporters followed Graham Tuesday around Wakulla Springs State Park where she and a Florida Park Service biologist drew water samples from the spring. Pressure from a booming north Florida population has triggered an ecological collapse at what may be the world’s largest fresh-water spring. Nitrates from septic tanks... Read More →
From the Panama City News Herald PANAMA CITY — More than $1 million in unpaid benefits has been returned to constitutents of Florida’s 2nd Congressional District, U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham’s office recently announced. The money represents more than 1,100 cases of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, veterans benefits, refunds from the IRS and Deepwater Horizon settlement claims stalled or withheld by the government. “It shouldn’t be that people have to work through this bureaucracy to get money... Read More →
From the Tallahassee Democrat Congresswoman Gwen Graham on Friday sent a North Florida message to Congress: get to work. The Democrat from Florida’s 2nd District will file a bill next week that she calls the Shutdown Prevention Act to force Congress to stay in session until it passes a federal budget. When the current budget was set to expire on Wednesday, Congress agreed to a 10-week extension to avoid shutting down the federal government. That stop-gap measure expires Dec. 11.... Read More →
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — For the third consecutive quarter of the year, Representative Gwen Graham announced she has raised over $500,000 — bringing her campaign total for 2016 to more than $1.5 million. Graham finished the quarter with $1.2 million cash on hand, an impressive war chest for a race more than a year away. “It’s humbling to have so many people across North Florida — Democrats, Republicans and independents — rallying to support our campaign” Rep. Graham said.... Read More →
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Over the past few weeks and months, there’s been a whole lot of talk about Florida’s Congressional maps. I bet you’ve seen it on the news or read some of the headlines: Dysfunction in Tallahassee; Special session implodes; Lawmakers fail to make progress. Ultimately the legislature had one job, and they weren’t able to do it. Unfortunately I don’t have an answer as to how this will end. With this rudderless, leaderless crew in Tallahassee — crippled by ugly partisanship... Read More →
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Representative Gwen Graham continues to shatter Second Congressional District fundraising records with another quarterly haul of more than $530,000 — bringing the campaign total for 2016 to more than $1 million raised in just six months. Graham finished the quarter with more than $930,000 cash on hand, an impressive war chest for a race without a declared opponent. “I’m following through on my promise to bring the North Florida Way to Washington, and that’s... Read More →
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Congresswoman-elect Gwen Graham launched a jobs tour of North Florida today with a roundtable in Leon County. At the roundtable, Graham met with small business owners and members of the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce to discuss economic growth and job creation in North Florida. “On today’s jobs tour, business owners didn’t talk about being Democrats or Republicans — they discussed ways that government and businesses can work together to grow the economy and create... Read More →
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Following new stories revealing that Congressman Steve Southerland voted against the bipartisan Violence Against Women Act without reading the bill, the Gwen Graham for Congress Campaign issued the following statement:  Statement from Campaign Manager Julia Gill Woodward “It’s  disappointing for North Florida women that Congressman Southerland didn’t think reading the Violence Against Women Act was a priority — or even a job requirement — before he voted against it.... Read More →
Today, the Gwen Graham for Congress Campaign announced that President Bill Clinton will headline a Get Out the Vote Rally in support of Gwen on Sunday, October 26th to mark the start of the second week of early vote and the only weekend of Souls to the Polls in Florida’s 2nd Congressional District. The rally will take place at Florida A&M University’s Quad. Admission is free and doors will open at 12pm. “I am so honored to have President Clinton join our campaign as we remind... Read More →
Today, the Gwen Graham Campaign announced that Florida music icon Jimmy Buffett will be joining Gwen Graham and Senator Bob Graham for an exciting Get Out the Vote Rally for Gwen’s race for Florida’s Second Congressional District on Wednesday, October 29th. Buffett, a Florida icon and environmentalist with strong ties to Florida’s Panhandle, will perform a short acoustic set with his friend Mac McAnally and encourage attendees to vote for Gwen Graham. The event will be open to the public,... Read More →
Jimmy Buffett knows that Gwen’s race is one of the most important in the country and you are invited to join him at a Get Out the Vote Rally in Tallahassee. The rally will include an hour-long acoustic performance by Jimmy Buffett and Mac McAnally. Also joining us will be special guests Senator & Mrs. Bob Graham. The rally will take place on October 29th at 6:30pm (doors open at 5pm) at The Moon, located at 1105 E Lafayette Street. Starting today – Monday, October 20th from... Read More →
One year ago, Congressman Southerland doubled-down on his government shutdown that hurt our veterans, seniors, middle-class families and small businesses – showing North Floridians that his hyper-partisan politics were more important than our values. Today, on the front page of the Panama City News Herald, voters learned that his views haven’t changed. ​ Here’s what the Tallahassee Democrat said one year ago: “Southerland and Rubio put politics first.” [Tallahassee Democrat, 10/17/13] And... Read More →
At the second debate in the race for Florida’s Second Congressional District, Gwen Graham reiterated her commitment to providing new leadership in Congress focused on the North Florida Way of working across the aisle and helping middle-class families. While Congressman Southerland blamed the national media, Senate Democrats, and everyone but himself, he gave the majority of the members of Tiger Bay more than enough reason to vote for Gwen Graham in their straw poll. “Gwen Graham has... Read More →
Just hours after struggling incumbent Congressman Steve Southerland launched the latest in his series of increasingly frantic and false ads attacking North Florida’s Gwen Graham, the Gwen Graham Campaign rapidly responded with a new ad holding Congressman Southerland accountable for false attacks on Graham over national security and highlighting Graham’s own focus on defeating the ISIS terrorist threat in Syria and Iraq. Graham has consistently admonished Congress and The White House for... Read More →
Today, Gwen Graham announced the details of her plan to increase transparency and accountability in Congress dubbed the “Graham Sunshine Plan.” The proposal included six policies ranging from the release of a daily public schedule to increased reporting for travel. “Sunshine is what makes our state such a beautiful place to live, and sunshine is what will make my office accountable to the public,” said Gwen Graham. “Part of the North Florida Way is doing the right thing for the people you... Read More →