New Hampshire Senator Maggie Hassan has endorsed Gwen Graham in her bid to replace term-limited Florida Governor Rick Scott.
Former Congresswoman Gwen Graham made the announcement on Friday, and Hassan commented that “Gwen’s life of service and her progressive record in Congress shows us what her priorities will be as governor. She is committed to restoring Florida’s promise to public schools, defending Florida’s natural treasures, and providing health care for all Floridians. After 20 years of one-party Republican rule, Florida families need a mom like Gwen who will fight for real change and work across the aisle to make progress.”
Hassan added that “Throughout our country’s history, there have been fewer women governors than there are states. It’s a small group, but come this November, I believe we will see a spike in our membership with Gwen Graham leading the way.”
In response to the endorsement, the Graham campaign released a statement praising Hassan by noting that “Senator Hassan is a mom who entered public service as an advocate, fighting to ensure children with disabilities, like her own son, would have the same opportunities every other child has. She’s a role model for all women, mothers, and public servants — and as governor, I will follow in her footsteps to fight for Florida’s public schools, protect our environment, and expand health care.”