Tag: Congressional District 2

Ryan RayMay 26, 2016

In a seat where support from conservative activists could be crucial, Mary Thomas picked up the endorsement of Koch-backed FreedomWorks on Thursday. The former Scott administration attorney is running against three fellow Republicans in a heated primary that will almost certainly decide who succeeds Democrat U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham in the newly redrawn 2nd Congressional District. “Florida’s Second District is a […]

Matthew IsbellJune 29, 2015

Florida’s western Panhandle has not been exactly known as a hotbed of electoral campaigns during recent election cycles. The region stretching from Pensacola to Panama City is steadfastly Republican in registration and in electoral dominance. GOP primaries decide most fights in the region, and incumbency has ensured few contentious primaries outside of local offices. The region is […]

Ryan RayApril 19, 2015

On the campaign trail, former U.S. Rep.  Steve Southerland would always take great pains to remind anyone who would listen — especially anyone with a camera — that he was from the “real America.” He’d tell you he was not a snobby sophisticate with insider ties to Capitol Hill power players like his 2014 opponent Gwen Graham. By Southerland’s […]

Ryan RayApril 18, 2015

First-term Miami Congressman Carlos Curbelo is raising election-season levels of campaign cash almost two years out from 2016 U.S. House elections – Curbelo’s campaign account has taken in $705,649 according to recent Federal Election Commission finance reports. That gives Curbelo an almost $1.1 million fundraising lead over Democrat Annette Taddeo, who recently announced her candidacy for the 26th District. The National […]

Ryan RayApril 6, 2015

Newly-minted Congresswoman Gwen Graham is set to be a major target for the National Republican Congressional Committee in her bid for re-election to Florida’s notoriously difficult-to-hold District 2, but according to figures released on Monday, she won’t be outgunned by the GOP House money machine: she raised more than half a million in her first three […]

Ryan RayFebruary 12, 2015

Twelve days into February, Congresswoman Gwen Graham announced today her office is holding a “My Dream for America” essay contest to celebrate Black History Month. All middle schoolers in Congressional District 2 — which extends across 14 counties in the eastern part of the Panhandle, from Taylor to Holmes — are eligible. “Our nation has come a […]


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