Category Gwen Graham

From Rising Star to Failed Prospect: How it All Went Wrong for Gwen Graham

By Steen Kirby From the minute she announced her campaign for Governor in May 2017, up until the polls closed on August 28th, former Congresswoman Gwen Graham of Tallahassee was seen as the favorite for the Democratic nomination, but as soon as the election day totals started to roll in it all came crumbling down […]

For Florida Democrats historical context is lacking. Why Levine and Gillum on paper aren’t as flawed as assumed.

Having lost 17 of the last 18 elections for Governor and the statewide Cabinet, you would think Florida’s Democrats would be looking for new blood, new ideas and fresh energy. But the establishment of the party loves to double down on tired old thinking and lazy stereotypes. They also love to maintain power at all […]

The Gwen Graham electoral strategic paradox

Former Congresswoman Gwen Graham announced her candidacy for Governor this week in Miami-Dade County – the county of her birth, but a locale in an area of the state less representative of the diverse views that help make Florida a microcosm for the entire nation than the district she previously represented in Congress- though that […]

Gwen Graham comes out swinging in gubernatorial announcement

Former Congresswoman Gwen Graham announced her candidacy for Governor of Florida today. The former Congresswoman who developed the reputation of somewhat of a conservative in her one congressional term came out swinging embracing progressive themes much like the other announced top-tier candidate, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum. Making her formal announcement in the Miami area which […]

How conservative was Gwen Graham in Congress? Not very according to a leading conservative group

As I have mentioned many times through the years on this site, a hobby of mine for over two decades has been to study interest group ratings based on the voting record of members of Congress. The American Conservative Union (ACU)  who host the annual CPAC Conference has been rating Congress for 45 years since […]

The Phlip Side: 2018 FL Dem. Dream Team

It is a fact that you can’t beat somebody with nobody.  In politics, no matter how bad somebody is you are unlikely to beat them unless you have a better option.  Over the past decade Democrats have won a grand total of zero Florida Cabinet races.  The Florida Democratic Party failed to even recruit a […]

TFS Pod 6: Syrian Refugee Vote, #Black Lives Matter, US as a State Sponsor of Terrorism and CD-13 Dem Primary

Happy Thanksgiving to our loyal readers! The latest edition of TFS Radio is in the boooks- you can listen any time at this link, or in the sidebar on the homepage of this site. Through our partner Rabble.TV you can listen on the go via the Rabble app on iOS and Android devices as well […]