Former Congresswoman Gwen Graham took part in the most recent Democratic gubernatorial debate between the four Democratic candidates, and for most of the debate Chris King, Andrew Gillum and Philip Levine took shots at her for her gun stance at not pursuing a ban on assault weapons while in office among other issues.
Now, Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth from Ohio is announcing her endorsement of Gwen Graham for Florida Governor.
In a statement released by Graham’s campaign, Duckworth details that “No one is better equipped to defend Florida against Donald Trump and his harmful policies than Gwen Graham.”
Duckworth continues by explaining that “Serving together in Congress, I saw Gwen fight for our shared progressive values.” And, she adds that “When Republicans tried to repeal Obamacare, Gwen voted to save it. She defended a woman’s right to choose and sponsored legislation to improve healthcare for mothers and babies. And after the devastating shooting (at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando), Gwen took on Paul Ryan to demand a vote on common sense gun safety legislation.”
In response to the endorsement, congresswoman Graham said that Duckworth “sets an incredible example for all Americans, and I am honored to have her endorsement. As governor, I will fight with her to take on Donald Trump and fight to expand healthcare, protect our environment, and defend Floridians from his bullyish attacks.”