Lois Frankel endorses Gwen Graham in West Palm Beach

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U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel had two messages for voters Tuesday at a West Palm Beach event for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham:

Make sure you remember to vote before the polls close and when you do, make sure it’s for Graham.

Frankel, who represents Florida’s 21st Congressional District, formally endorsed Graham at Tuesday’s get-out-the-vote event outside City Hall.

Despite a steady stream of showers threatening to interrupt the event, Frankel and other Graham supporters were resolute about the importance of today’s election.

“It’s time to end 20 years of Republican rule in Tallahassee,” Frankel said. “I know she’s been surging in the polls but we can’t take a single thing for granted.”

Recent polls have shown Graham with leads of various sizes heading into Tuesday’s vote. But Graham said the only thing that matters is the decision voters make on Election Day.

“Please get out and vote. I would be honored to have your support,” Graham added.

Graham is competing with Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, Palm Beach billionaire Jeff Greene, Winter Park entrepreneur Chris King, and former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine.

But Frankel argued the other Democrats won’t be as effective standing up on major issues such as abortion rights, gun control and pushing back against the President’s actions.

“Trust me, I have seen the dangerous policies of Donald Trump,” Frankel said. She says Graham is the best candidate “to protect us here at home.”

“My commitment to this state every single day in this race has been to listen and to learn from the people of Florida to have the information necessary when we’re Governor to work up every day working hard for the people of Florida,” Graham said.

“Now let’s go out and win this.”

Ryan Nicol

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