Email Insights: Gwen Graham’s sons say mom is perfect for Congress

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Everyone has a mom, but not everyone is a mom. That is what sets the Mother’s Day email blast from Gwen Graham above the norm.

Graham’s sons — Graham and Mark Ernest — talk about life growing up with the future candidate, who drove them to band practice and graduations, all the while instilling them with “North Florida values.”

You know … “mom” things.

The email continues with the two young men exclaiming they know Graham would make a great member of Congress. Certainly, it helps that their grandfather was also a popular former governor and U.S. Senator.

How many kids can say that on Mother’s Day?

As this is a campaign email, the boys say the “best Mother’s Day gift we could give our mom is by supporting her campaign” by asking her supporters to chip in $10, $25, $50, so she can reach her “weekly grassroots goal.”

It is sure beats cards, candy and flowers.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.