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  Graham, Bob
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameBob Graham
Address2252 Killearn Center Boulevard, Suite 300
Tallahassee, Florida 32309, United States
EmailNone
WebsiteNone
Born November 09, 1936
Died Still Living (77 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifiedBarack O-blame-a
Feb 28, 2013 10:44pm
Tags Caucasian - Liberal - Moderate-to-Liberal - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Anti Marijuana Legalization - Anti School Vouchers - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Anti-Gay Marriage - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Pro Environment - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Choice - Pro-Civil Unions - Pro-Gun control - United Church of Christ -
InfoBob Graham is the senior senator from Florida. He was born November 9, 1936, in Dade County, Florida. He married the former Adele Khoury, of Miami Shores, in 1959. They have four daughters: Gwen Graham Logan, Cissy Graham McCullough, Suzanne Graham Gibson and Kendall Graham Elias. The Grahams also have 10 grandchildren.

Senator Graham is the son of Ernest "Cap" Graham, a Florida state senator, mining engineer, and dairy/cattleman, and Hilda Simmons Graham, a schoolteacher. He is the youngest of four children. His siblings are Philip Graham, former publisher of The Washington Post and Newsweek; William Graham, chairman of The Graham Companies, Miami Lakes, Florida; and Mary Crow.

Governor of Florida, elected 1978; reelected 1982

Florida State Representative, elected 1966; reelected 1968 Florida State Senator, elected 1970; reelected 1974

Senator Graham and his family have been active in Florida's economic development since 1920. His father founded a dairy at Pennsuco in 1932. The family continues to operate dairy, beef cattle and pecan farms in Florida and Georgia.

With his two older brothers, Graham established the Graham Company and commenced the planning and development of New Town, Miami Lakes in 1960. The population of Miami Lakes has grown to more than 22,000 with 10,000 people employed in its industrial and office parks and commercial centers.

Senator Graham attended Hialeah Elementary and Junior High Schools. He began his political career as the student body president of Miami Senior High School, graduating in 1955. He received a bachelor's degree in 1959 from the University of Florida, where he was Phi Beta Kappa, a member of Florida Blue Key and Chancellor of Honor Court. Graham received a bachelor of law degree from Harvard Law School in 1962.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
09/18/2004-09/21/2004 Quinnipiac University 59.00% ( 3.0) 23.00% ( 2.0) 18.00% ( 5.0)
08/05/2004-08/10/2004 Quinnipiac University 56.00% ( 2.0) 21.00% ( 0.0) 23.00% ( 2.0)
06/23/2004-06/27/2004 Quinnipiac University 58.00% ( 0.0) 21.00% ( 0.0) 21.00% ( 0.0)
07/29/2003-07/31/2003 Mason-Dixon 47.00% ( 0.0) 23.00% ( 0.0) 0.00% ( 0.0)

BOOKS
Title Purchase Contributor
Intelligence Matters  Purchase Qbanito 

EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor

NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
May 14, 2009 07:00pm News [fmr Sen Bob] Graham: CIA Gave Me False Information About Interrogation Briefings  Article WesternDem 
Mar 15, 2008 09:00pm Blog Entry Bob Graham: Iraq War Vote Was Commander In Chief Test  Article WesternDem 
Aug 01, 2005 08:00am News Ex-Sen. Graham to teach spying  Article CBlock941 
Feb 23, 2005 12:00am News Life after politics and other reflections [Fmr Sen Bob Graham]  Article CBlock941 
Dec 03, 2004 12:00am News After 27 years, Sen. Bob Graham ends tour of Florida jobs  Article Nothing wrong, just gone 
Jun 25, 2004 12:00am Speculative [FL Senator] Graham on short list to be Kerry's VP  Article CBlock941 

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FAMILY
Daughter Gwen Graham 1963-
Father Ernest R. Graham 1886-1957

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  06/09/2004 US President - D Primaries Lost 0.00% (-60.98%)
  11/03/1998 FL US Senate Won 62.47% (+24.94%)
  11/03/1992 FL US Senate Won 65.40% (+30.81%)
  09/01/1992 FL US Senate- D Primary Won 84.30% (+68.60%)
  01/03/1989 DSCC Chairman Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
  11/04/1986 FL US Senate Won 54.74% (+9.48%)
  09/02/1986 FL US Senate- D Primary Won 85.04% (+70.08%)
  11/02/1982 FL Governor Won 64.70% (+29.40%)
  09/07/1982 FL Governor - D Primary Won 84.47% (+75.10%)
  11/07/1978 FL Governor Won 55.59% (+11.17%)
  10/05/1978 FL Governor - D Runoff Won 53.55% (+7.09%)
  09/12/1978 FL Governor - D Primary Won 25.25% (+0.00%)
ENDORSEMENTS
FL Governor - D Primary - Aug 24, 2010 D Alex Sink
FL US Senate - D Primary - Aug 24, 2010 D Kendrick B. Meek
Florida Marriage Protection Amendment - Nov 04, 2008 NO No
FL District 8 - D Primary - Aug 26, 2008 D Charlie Stuart
[FL] REQUIRING BROADER PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS OR REVISIONS - Nov 07, 2006 NO No
FL Governor - D Primary - Sep 05, 2006 D Jim Davis
FL District 09 - D Primary - May 12, 2006 D Phyllis Busansky
FL US President - D Primary - Mar 09, 2004 D John Kerry
CA Governor Recall - Question 1 - Oct 07, 2003 NO No
Second Circuit Court Judge - Oct 02, 1998 I Sonia Sotomayor
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 03, 1993 D Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 15, 1991 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 02, 1990 R David H. Souter
US Ambassador to Bahamas - Jul 08, 1989 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Feb 03, 1988 R Anthony M. Kennedy
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 23, 1987 NPA Reject
FL US President - D Primary - Mar 13, 1984 D Reubin Askew
US President - D Primaries - Jul 01, 1984 D Reubin Askew