Well, it has finally happened.
Super rich two-term Miami Beach Mayor Phillip Levine has finally entered the 2018 Democratic gubernat0rial primary race, instantly catapulting himself as the clear frontrunner in the already crowded field.
The often times abrasive and controversial Levine has a whole lot of money and says he is prepared to spend “absolutely millions” to with “a big state” like Florida.
News of Levine entering the race has all-but made his Democratic primary opponents, former Rep. Gwen Graham, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, and Chris King, take pause and re-evaluate their fundraising efforts.
According to the POLITICO, Levine’s All About Florida political committee has about double the campaign cash that Gwen Graham’s committees do.
Levine has $4.6 million while Grahams committees have around $2.5 million.
King and Gillum’s fundraising numbers are so low in comparison to Graham’s and Levine’s, that they are not even worth mentioning.
In a red-to-purple state, Graham’s position on abortion could be more problematic for her than she or her team may think. Levine seems middle-of-the road and pro-life, but even if he does support abortion, Graham’s presumed support for late-term abortions will be a huge hurdle to negotiate.
During her last congressional run, Graham received “$5,500 from the Planned Parenthood PAC, and is one of Emily’s List top candidates.
Emily’s List is an organization that does not support any candidates unless they are in complete support of their pro-Choice agenda, including the support of partial-birth abortions.”
Graham also stated that she would emulate what her father, former U.S. Senator Bob Graham, did in the past.
I’m going to make sure that I’m dedicated to letting the people of this district know that they can count on the Graham legacy,”-Gwen Graham
If Gwen Graham truly is serious about ‘emulating’ her father’s leadership, and carrying on the “Graham legacy, is she saying that she will also follow his past voting lead while he was in the U.S. Senate?
If this is the case, it would mean that she would support and vote against any anti-abortion bills, including partial birth abortion legislation.-Shark Tank
Yes, partial birth abortion. In 1999, then U.S. Senator Bob Graham was one of 34 Senators who voted against Senate bill 1692, which banned “the abortion procedure in which the