Graham can beat either GOP candidate for governor in November
Florida Democrats need to concern themselves with winning in November and it begins today with who they choose to represent them in their battle to replace the term-limited outgoing Gov. Rick Scott. The best person to do that and become the state’s first woman governor not to mention the first Democrat to hold that position since 1994 is Gwen Graham.
She is, of course, the daughter of Bob Graham, one of Florida’s most celebrated politicians and most successful Democrats. He served as a two-term governor of the state and then was elected to the United States Senate where he served from 1986 until his retirement in 2004.
Why, Gwen Graham?
Yes, a case can be made for each of the other Democratic candidates in the running including former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, real estate investor Jeff Greene, and businessman Chris King. But winning is all that counts and it really comes down to Graham and Levine with the former Congresswoman with the best chance to win it all in November.
Graham is moderate with a strong record on key issues that most Floridian’s care about. She is a firm proponent of expanding Medicaid in Florida, deemphasizing standardized testing in public schools, and increasing environmental standards in the state, particularly water quality and the Florida Forever land program.
She firmly stands in opposition to President Donald Trump and will help as it is likely that the Republicans are to elect Congressman Ron DeSantis, who has the president’s endorsement. Graham’s moderate positions and firm understanding of the issues that face the state will set her apart from either DeSantis or even Adam Putnam, should he pull the upset.
In the end Democrats need a big win in November and Graham can do it over either DeSantis or Putnam.
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