Tag Archives: Conservative Democrats

Flashback Friday – Senator Claude Pepper leads opposition to anti labor legislation

Remember when Florida had a progressive leader in the US Senate? It’s been a long while, but Senator Claude Pepper was the leading New Deal Democrat, and a figure of incredible national stature. Republicans captured a majority in Congress during the 1946 midterm elections. ┬áThis came after the years of the New Deal where Democrats […]

Gwen Graham, “The Third Way” and a possible statewide run

Newly elected Congresswoman Gwen Graham is not your average freshman. As the daughter of of a former Florida Governor and US Senator her visibility from the word go was higher than just about any other Democratic Congressional challenger in the nation. Then in a wipe-out year for Democrats on so many levels she became one […]