Former one-term US Rep. Gwen Graham (D-Tallahassee) is expected to soon formally join the Governor’s Democratic nomination race. Ms. Graham won her congressional seat in 2014, but became a casualty of the mid-decade court ordered redistricting process and did not seek re-election. At the time of her retirement announcement the Congresswoman made it clear that she intended to run for Governor. Her plans have been put on hold due to her husband’s battle with prostate cancer, but with his recovery on track she now will resume her political activities.
Upon announcement, which could be as soon as this coming week, Ms. Graham, the daughter of former Governor and US Senator Bob Graham, will join Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum and businessman Chris King as an announced Democratic candidate. Gov. Rick Scott (R) is ineligible to seek a third term, so the open Florida Governor’s race becomes one of the country’s most important gubernatorial contests.
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