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 →
Nov 2014
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Today is Election Day- it’s the last chance to make your voice heard! Cast your vote anytime between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. today. Find your polling location here. Read More →
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 →
At the first debate in the race for Florida’s Second Congressional District, Gwen Graham articulated a clear plan to bring the North Florida Way of hard work and compromise back to Congress. Gwen demonstrated a commitment to growing North Florida’s economy and protecting women and families. “Gwen Graham’s plan to fight for the needs of North Floridians in Congress was the clear winner of Tuesday’s debate,” said Campaign Manager Julia Gill Woodward. “Her plan to help grow the economy... Read More →
Before Tuesday’s debate even started, Steve Southerland already started lying.   ​Steve Southerland says Gwen Graham ‘was a Washington lobbyist’ By Joshua Gillin on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 10:24 a.m. Republican congressman Steve Southerland is throwing attack after attack against his Democratic challenger, Gwen Graham, including the dreaded L-word: “lobbyist.” In a Sept. 10, 2014, campaign commercial, Southerland, who represents a northern Florida... Read More →
Julia Gill Woodward, Gwen Graham’s Campaign Manager, has issued the following statement after Congressman Southerland asked if Graham has “ever been to a lingerie party?”:  “This isn’t just stuff Steve Southerland says; given his pattern of troubling actions and disturbing comments, it is obviously what Steve Southerland believes.  Southerland says these things out of a fundamental disrespect for women.“Only if Southerland disrespects women could he hold an... Read More →
Gwen Graham has released a new TV ad entitled “Succeed,” highlighting how Gwen will bring the North Florida Way back to Congress in order to get Washington focused on priorities that will help North Floridians succeed – like job growth, economic development, education and protecting vital programs that our seniors have earned. “I know neither Republicans nor Democrats are right 99 percent of the time. We need to be working together and developing the right policies –... Read More →
After a week of headlines highlighting Congressman Southerland’s men-only fundraiser, Congressman Southerland returned to DC with bad headlines chasing him. First, the Tampa Bay Times dubbed the Southerland their “Loser of the Week,” saying that Southerland “already faces a tough re-election challenge from Democrat Gwen Graham of Tallahassee,” and that “It didn’t help the incumbent when BuzzFeed last week reported that in March Southerland held a men-only fundraiser.” Addi... Read More →
Sep 2014
I recently got the chance to visit with old friends in Jefferson County while meeting new supporters as well. Together we opened a new field office in Monticello and talked about the issues that are important to North Floridians: good-paying jobs, quality education, and protecting the services our seniors rely on like Medicare and Social Security. Regional Field Director Edward James kicked things off with some updates on how field operations are growing in strength everyday. He started... Read More →
Today after a ride along with an officer from the FAMU Police Department, the Florida Police Benevolent Association announced their endorsement of Gwen Graham at a press conference at their headquarters. “The PBA is proud to be standing with Gwen Graham. Her goal to bring the North Florida Way of hard work and cooperation back to Congress is exactly what Washington, DC needs right now,” said Matt Puckett, Executive Director of the Florida Police Benevolent Association.... Read More →
We are excited to debut a new web video that includes footage from our recent Grilling with the Grahams tour. Watch it and then share it with your friends on Facebook and Twitter to get them involved in our campaign to bring the North Florida Way to Washington! Read More →
With our Grilling with the Grahams tour in the books, I want to give an at-a-glance look at our wonderful time in all 14 counties. It’s been an absolute pleasure bringing all of you along with my family, and seeing the support my mom received at each stop along the way is amazing. Election day is getting closer, and the momentum is truly growing here in North Florida. Watch our Grilling with the Grahams videos again and relive the fun! - Mark / Read More →