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Guest AuthorOctober 8, 2013

Third of four parts. In May 1944, Floridians voted in the gubernatorial primary. Pundits predicted that the runoff would almost certainly be between Ernest Graham (Miami) and Lex Green (Starke). Millard Caldwell and Green were expected to split the North Florida vote. The Tampa Tribune, the state’s most important newspaper, printed headlines that Caldwell was […]

Guest AuthorOctober 7, 2013

Second of four parts. It was an era devoid of long and expensive political campaigns. Since Democrats enjoyed an overwhelming numerical advantage, candidates only had to win the Democratic primary. Winning the primary, so the saying went, “was tantamount to election.” The 1944 gubernatorial field was crowded. The favored candidate was Robert “Lex” Green. Born […]


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