Tag Archives: Reubin Askew

The 1974 Governor’s Race

This week on The Florida History Podcast, we discuss the 1974 Florida Governor’s Race. Governor Reubin Askew originally didn’t want to run for re-election. He eventually choose to run for a second term as Governor. In the race, he overcame a well-funded Democratic primary challenger, the Citrus baron Ben Hill Griffin and Lt Gov. Tom […]

Flashback Friday: Underdog Bob Graham pursues the 1978 Democratic Nomination

Editors note: With Gwen Graham’s entrance into the Governor’s race this week, we have some recollections of the origins of the 1978 race where Graham’s father, Bob emerged from dark horse to Democratic nominee. Noted Florida historian and author Robert Buccellato¬†gives this vivid account of the origins of the Graham juggernaut that would win five […]