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Thu Apr 21, 2016, 05:13 PM

Florida's Gwen Graham to leave House, considers run for governor

Source: Associated Press

Florida's Graham to leave House, considers run for governor

By BRENDAN FARRINGTON Updated 5 hrs ago

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) The daughter of former senator and governor Bob Graham will leave Congress next year and consider trying to follow her father's footsteps into the governor's mansion.

Democratic Rep. Gwen Graham of Tallahassee announced Thursday that she wouldn't run for re-election a move that's been widely predicted since her congressional district was redrawn, splitting her home county in half. Her district is now firmly Republican.

Graham cited the new district in a video announcement, blaming politicians, lobbyists and courts for making it more partisan.

"Our state government is just dysfunctional, and this causes me to rethink how I can best serve the people of north Florida and our state," she said. "I'm seriously considering running for governor in 2018."

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djean111 Apr 2016 #1

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Thu Apr 21, 2016, 05:14 PM

1. DINO. Member of New Democrat Coalition.


It figures.

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