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Gwen Graham takes to the skies for Air Force Workday

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The office of U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham released footage of the freshman lawmaker zooming over her Panhandle congressional district on Monday as part of a signature Graham family “Workday,” this time with the U.S. Air Force in CD-2’s Tyndall Air Force Base. Graham sat in the cockpit of a T-38 trainer aircraft, traveling the North Florida gulf coast from Panama City Beach – where the city’s world-famous college vacationers milieu is in full force this week – down to the lower-key St. George…

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Legislature wants to be dropped from federal redistricting lawsuit

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The Republican-led Florida Legislature is asking a federal judge to dismiss the House and Senate from an ongoing lawsuit challenging the state’s congressional map. Lawyers for the House and Senate filed the request Tuesday. The state Supreme Court last month approved a new map for Florida’s 27 congressional districts that will result in changes to the state’s political landscape. A spokeswoman for Senate President Andy Gardiner said he does not see a reason for the Legislature to defend the court…

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