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Gwen Graham wraps up North Florida farm tour

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U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham closed out her barnstorming North Florida Farm Tour on Monday with a patented Graham family Workday at Altha’s Crooked Creek Farm in Calhoun County. The tour took the first-term Democrat from a panel discussion at Florida A&M University in her hometown of Tallahassee, where she unveiled North Florida’s recent inclusion in the USDA’s StrikeForce initiative, through all 14 counties in her sprawling 2nd Congressional District. The weeklong trip through small farms, feed stores, fisheries, and agricultural research facilities…

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Gwen Graham, Dennis Ross unveil new civics education push

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U.S. Reps. Gwen Graham and Dennis Ross have unveiled a bipartisan effort in Congress to boost civics education across the nation. Graham, a freshman Democrat from Tallahassee, is teaming up with Ross, a Polk County Republican, to pursue a resolution encouraging high schools to administer a civics test to high school seniors. The questions are taken from the naturalization exams administered to new immigrants by the Department of Homeland Security. “When I speak with young people across North Florida I’m encouraged by how smart…

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Mary Thomas calls on Gwen Graham to return Planned Parenthood contributions

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Republican congressional hopeful Mary Thomas went on the offensive Monday, calling for first-term U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham to return $5,500 in campaign funds she received from Planned Parenthood. “It’s been over two weeks since the Family Research Council (FRC) exposed Rep. Gwen Graham for accepting $5,500 in campaign contributions from Planned Parenthood,” Thomas wrote in a press release. “While videos continue to be released showing how Planned Parenthood sold aborted baby parts for profit, Rep. Graham remains silent on the issue.” Thomas went on to say Graham was “out of touch” with North Florida families…

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Email insights: Gwen Graham and Petey the Possum campaign in Washington County

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A recent communique from the U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham camp takes a playful approach to making a serious point — possibly a decisive one, when it comes to Florida’s 2nd Congressional District. The freshman Democrat’s spokesman narrated their most recent campaign stop at the Wasau Possum Festival by way of Petey the Possum, a stuffed marsupial that graced the headquarters of Graham for Congress in Tallahassee last year. The festival is a staple of Panhandle politics. Candidates for all manner of local…

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Gwen Graham performs work day at rural North Florida textile plant

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U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham held another district “work day” today in Chipley, the seat of tiny — and heavily Republican — Washington County in the northwest part of her sprawling 2nd Congressional District. The move is at once a continuation of her preeminent father Bob Graham‘s work days, in which the former Florida governor and senator worked hundreds of shifts across the state alongside mostly poor and middle-class workers, as well as a way of promoting the freshman’s new legislative effort in…

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Gwen Graham planning to go directly to the people

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Voters in the 2nd Congressional District are still coming to terms with Congresswoman Gwen Graham’s campaign theme The North Florida Way. To help the process along, Graham Wednesday announced she will hold regular mobile office in the 12-rural counties she represents in addition to Tallahassee and Panama City. A lone bright spot for Florida Democrats in November when Graham defeated Tea Party favorite Steve Southerland, she has since drawn fire from the left for votes in favor of the Keystone…

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