Congresswoman Gwen Graham

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum’s gubernatorial bid is gathering momentum as he picks up top-tier endorsements and some honorable mentions by one of Florida’s leading pundits.

Gwen Graham, a former North Florida congresswoman and daughter of former U.S. Sen. Bob Graham, officially announced her bid for governor on Tuesday, becoming the first major female candidate in a crowded field.

“I am so proud to announce I am running to serve as Florida's next governor,” she said.

Graham focused much of her speech on supporting public schools and criticized the state for grading public schools and focusing on standardized tests.

“As governor I will not just criticize this culture of teaching to the test: I will end high-stakes testing,” she vowed.

Florida Channel

Florida’s Agriculture Commissioner is running for governor and another Republican is running for his open post.  A former democratic congresswoman seems ready to launch a gubernatorial bid of her own.

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum is making it official with a social media post -- he's running for governor.

Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine mulls a statewide run.
WLRN.org

The Florida Democratic party may be fractured right now, but there’s no shortage of potential gubernatorial candidates. Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine says he’s considering a statewide run.

U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham (D-Tallahassee)
Nick Evans

Centrist Democrat Gwen Graham is leaving her second district seat in Congress after one term.  But Graham is setting the table for a 2018 gubernatorial bid.

Gwen Graham's twitter

North Florida Democrat Gwen Graham is on her way out of Congress but she’s speaking in support of a scholarship program for land grant HBCUs. 

C-Span Screenshot

North Florida Congresswoman Gwen Graham is bidding farewell to Congress. Graham recently gave her final speech on the House floor.

Aerial photo of the sinkhole as of 9/6/16
Florida Department of Environmental Protection

State regulators are assuring Floridians their drinking water is safe in the wake of a sinkhole at a Polk county fertilizer plant.  But the agency’s response is raising other concerns.

Gwen Graham / gwengraham.com

Democratic Congresswoman Gwen Graham says the Department of Environmental Protection’s early response to the Mosaic sinkhole was inadequate.  The outgoing lawmaker is raising concerns as she considers a 2018 gubernatorial bid.

Gwen Graham / gwengraham.com

A new district map split the north Florida region currently represented by Democrat Gwen Graham.  Her constituents will now be spread between districts five and two.

Gwen Graham's twitter

North Florida Congresswoman Gwen Graham is asking federal officials to expand President Barack Obama’s disaster declaration for Florida counties affected by Hurricane Hermine.

Gwen Graham / gwengraham.com

Democratic Congresswoman Gwen Graham is chiding Florida environmental officials over their handling of the Mosaic sinkhole in Polk County.  Nick Evans reports she’s applauding Governor Rick Scott’s changes to public notification requirements.

Gwen Graham's twitter

North Florida Congresswoman Gwen Graham is blasting Governor Rick Scott as well as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Florida Democratic Party's twitter

Some female politicians from Florida are hailing Hillary Clinton, the first woman to be a presidential nominee for a major party. Their remarks came at Thursday’s Florida delegation breakfast in Philadelphia, before Clinton took center stage at the Democratic National Convention.

Congresswoman Gwen Graham wants school districts across the country to have better technology for alerting first-responders.

MGN Online

Gun control supporters aren’t too happy with how the week turned out. While some expressed their outrage over the U.S. Senate’s rejection of several bills, others have held demonstrations in response to the House’s lack of votes. But, they’re still holding out hope that something can be done on the federal level to help curb gun violence.

Jeff Moran
http://www.jeffforcongress.com/

Fort White businessman Jeff Moran is dropping out of the race to replace Congresswoman Gwen Graham.

MGN Online

The House Democrats’ sit-in is over. The group was protesting a lack of votes on gun control bills in Congress. The sit-in—which lasted more than a day—included North Florida Congresswoman Gwen Graham.

Potential Air Force Expansion In Florida

Jun 6, 2016
Wikimedia Commons

Representative Gwen Graham wants to expand U.S. Air Force presence in Florida.

Rep. Gwen Graham's facebook

North Florida Congresswoman Gwen Graham’s latest workday involved helping to prevent the spread of the Zika virus.

James Gathany / CDC/MGN Online

The U.S. Senate has voted down a bipartisan amendment authored by two Florida Senators. It didn't get enough of the required 60 votes needed to move forward. But, Senators did approve another bipartisan proposal much closer to the President’s funding request than what the House proposed.

U.S. Representative Gwen Graham (D-FL) says she won't run for re-election in CD 2. Instead, she's considering running for governor in 2018.
Gwen Graham / YouTube

North Florida Congresswoman Gwen Graham is mulling a run for governor. She announced her plans in a video message.

MGN Online

The news is constantly changing about the Zika virus. Federal funding and prevention efforts have been a huge part of the discussion this week. And, with Florida leading the nation with close to 90 cases of the mosquito-borne disease, the state’s congressional leaders say it’s even more crucial that something is done.

Congresswoman Graham's twitter

Highlighting Florida State University’s research efforts, North Florida Congresswoman Gwen Graham is calling on Congress to fully fund similar home grown efforts to combat the Zika virus.

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