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“As a mother with a daughter in the workforce, this issue is personal for me.  I grew up working in a changing era – she deserves to work in a changed one.”  — Graham For Immediate Release: January 29th, 2014 Julia Gill Woodward, Campaign Manager press@gwengraham.com 850-559-8914 Tallahassee, FL – Today, Gwen Graham, candidate in Florida’s second congressional district, released the following statement underscoring the need to continue striving for gender income equality... Read More →
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Jan 2014
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Wow!

Friend - I am humbled by all of the support our campaign has received over the past eleven months. Just today, it was released that because of you, we have outraised Congressman Southerland for the second quarter in a row, by more than $200,000 and now sit with a $200,000 cash on hand advantage over his campaign. We know this is because the individuals and families of North Florida are ready for new leadership. In Congress, I will be the independent voice that North Florida deserves. We are... Read More →
For Immediate Release: January 21, 2014 Julia Gill Woodward, Campaign Manager press@gwengraham.com 850-559-8914 TALLAHASSEE – Today the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) has endorsed Gwen Graham’s campaign to bring North Florida’s bipartisan, problem solving values to Washington in order to stop the dysfunction in Washington. In a statement, Jim Tolley, President of IAFF affiliate, Florida Professional Firefighters, commended Gwen Graham for her commitment to stand up for... Read More →
Friend - You are invited to Gwen Graham’s First Annual Birthday Bash at 101 Restaurant located at 215 W College Ave, Tallahassee, FL on Thursday, January 30th from 5:30 to 7:00pm. Come help Gwen celebrate her 51st birthday and make 2014 her best year yet! The suggested contribution for this event is $51 per person, $25 per student. To RSVP, please email Elizabethannedavis1@gmail.com. If you cannot attend, but would like to make a contribution, please click... Read More →
For Immediate Release: January 13, 2014 Julia Gill Woodward, Campaign Manager press@gwengraham.com 850-559-8914 TALLAHASSEE, FL – Today Gwen Graham announced that her campaign has over $1 million cash on hand for her campaign – yet another strong indication that Gwen’s message of bringing north Florida’s commonsense, problem solving values to Washington is resonating with Florida families. “I’m so grateful for the hundreds of Floridians who have stepped up to support our campaign – this is... Read More →
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Jan 2014
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Great News!

What a year 2013 has been! Over the past nine months, we have worked hard to build a great campaign and folks are starting to take notice. Just last week, we were named in Politico’s “Top 10 Must-Watch Races for 2014″ and we were honored as one of “Florida’s Political Winners in 2013″ by Sunshine State News. These recent highlights are in addition to Roll Call naming our race as one of the“Top 5 Races to Watch in the South,” Politico naming me... Read More →
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Dec 2013
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What a year!

Last April, I never would have imagined what an incredible experience running for U.S. Congress would be. I have been humbled by the warmth and support of individuals and families across North Florida. The second congressional district is the largest in Florida, but over the past nine months, I have traveled to every corner. From the Panama City Christmas Parade to the Sopchoppy Worm Gruntin Festival, I have been welcomed by all of you. I know you are ready for new leadership and I have... Read More →
For Immediate Release: December 9, 2013 Julia Gill Woodward, Campaign Manager press@gwengraham.com 850-559-8914 TALLAHASSEE, FL – Today, Gwen Graham issued the following statement in response to Congressman Steve Southerland fundraising this morning with Congressman Paul Ryan as another potential government shutdown over the budget looms  – and with just four days left until Congress plans to recess until the new year: “With a critical budget deadline looming, Congressman Steve Southerland... Read More →
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Nov 2013
This Thanksgiving, there’s plenty to be thankful for. It’s a time to celebrate with family and friends and reflect on all of our blessings from the past year and look towards the year ahead. But what I tell my kids – and what my mom and dad always told me – is that coming together with family reminds you of what matters most. And that’s why I love our Thanksgiving tradition most of all: spending time together at the family farm. I’m grateful to my... Read More →
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Nov 2013
Recently, I spent a wonderful day working at the Chapman Early Education Center in Panama City, Florida. I was assigned to Ms. Uta and Mr. Don’s Head Start/VPK classroom. Head Start is one of the programs across the country that suffered as a result of the government shutdown. In fact, in the second congressional district, over nine Head Start programs were closed affecting over 400 children and their families. Fortunately, the programs in Panama City operate on a different fiscal... Read More →
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Nov 2013
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77 years

Friend, In my 77 years, I’ve seen our country do some incredible things – land on the moon, protect democracy worldwide, expand civil rights and protect those who need it most. There have been countless moments of national pride and moments where we have come together and built a brighter future for ourselves and our children. With that goal in mind, parents will tell you that their proudest moments come from the accomplishments of their children. And on my 77th birthday, I can... Read More →
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Nov 2013
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365 days

We all know — things in Washington are broken and as long as the Tea Party controls the agenda, they’ll stay that way. But, we need a change. It’s time to get up off the sidelines and show we’re ready to work for it. That’s why on Monday – marking exactly one year until election day – we need to put up a big showing to prove that we’re in a position to WIN in 2014.  Will you chip in $3 or more to prove we can win on this One Year Out deadline? We’re counting down the days to election... Read More →
New Democratic polls conducted for House Majority PAC, the main super PAC working to elect Democrats to the House, show two of the PAC’s top targets trailing their Democratic opponents. The surveys, shared first with The Hill, show Reps. Steve Southerland (R-Fla.) and John Kline (R-Minn.) trailing their likely Democratic opponents among likely voters by three and four percentage points respectively. Both Kline and Southerland are two of HMP’s nine Republican targets this cycle,... Read More →
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Oct 2013
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Last Night

You have been with me since the beginning of my campaign. As you know, I decided to run for Congress, because, like you, I was just fed up with the dysfunctional politics of Washington — the same dysfunctional politics that have defined the national conversation for the last month. Last night, my opponent, Congressman Steve Southerland, joined a handful of extremist Tea Party members and voted against a bipartisan compromise to re-open the government and avert a catastrophic debt... Read More →
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Oct 2013
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We did it!

We did it! With your help, we outraised Congressman Southerland by more than $200,000! But the news gets even better, we now have a $10,000 cash on hand advantage over his campaign. We’ve proven that we have what it takes to go toe-to-toe with Congressman Southerland and his Tea Party backers. But we can‘t slow down, we have to work just as hard this quarter. Help us start October off strong with a donation of $25, $50, $100 or whatever you can contribute, now. Florida’s... Read More →
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Oct 2013
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Humbled

I wanted to take a moment to express my deepest gratitude for another successful fundraising quarter. I am truly humbled by the support we’ve received from thousands of Floridians since the beginning of this campaign. Thanks to grassroots support from people like you, during the last three months we raised more than $450,000! When we stand together, we stand strong. I know we can do this and work together to bring new leadership to North Florida. In Congress, my commitment to the... Read More →
I wanted you to hear the exciting news from me first:  A brand new poll just released shows that Congressman Southerland would lose to a Democratic challenger if the election were held today. Not only that, but the poll also shows that his approval ratings are under water. The folks of North Florida voters are fed up with Congressman Southerland and are ready for new leadership, and this poll is exactly the kind of momentum we need to prove we’re in a position to win. Congressman... Read More →
For Immediate Release: October 1, 2013 Julia Gill Woodward, Campaign Manager press@gwengraham.com 850-559-8914 TALLAHASSEE, FLA. — Last night, Congressman Steve Southerland predictably chose to play government shutdown politics.  Gwen Graham issued the following statement, urging Congressman Southerland to donate his taxpayer funded salary to charity until he does his job and passes a budget that keeps the government open: “Like so many in Washington, Congressman Southerland has... Read More →
Dysfunction and paralyzing political gamesmanship from Congress has sadly become America’s new normal. Washington has never been more disconnected from the real lives of everyday Americans.  Members of Congress far too often forget that we send them to the Capitol, not to fight ideological wars or score political points, but to solve the real problems facing our nation. On even the most pressing and basic issue – passing a budget – Congress is fixated on waging the same old partisan battles... Read More →
Julia Gill Woodward, Campaign Manager press@gwengraham.com 850-559-8914 September 18, 2013 TALLAHASSEE, FLA. – As the dysfunctional politics of those in Washington like Congressman Steve Southerland seriously threaten a total government shutdown, Gwen Graham issued the following statement urging Congress to stop standing in the way of solutions and get to work passing a budget: “The broken politics from those in Washington like Congressman Steve Southerland are now threatening a total... Read More →