With the U.S. midterm election fast approaching the two candidates vying to represent Florida's 2nd U.S. Congressional District both have scheduled appearances in the City of Apalachicola during the first week in August.
The district is currently represented by Steve Southerland, II a Republican who soundly defeated Democratic incumbent Allen Boyd in 2010. Southerland in being challenged in a hotly contested race by Gwen Graham an attorney whose has registered her party affiliation as Democratic.
Graham's campaign will roll into town first on August 1st to meet with supporters at Battery Park in what's being dubbed "Grilling with the Graham's". Joining the candidate will be her father former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham, her mother, husband, children, and siblings. Apalachicola Mayor Van Johnson will be on hand to present the former governor a key to the city.
Rep. Southerland is scheduled to hit the campaign trail next in Apalachicola. On August 5th the Representative will meet one-on-one with Apalachicola Mayor Van Johnson followed by a scheduled visit with the local Rotary Club at noon.
Florida's 2nd Congressional District consists of all of Bay, Calhoun, Dixie, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Jackson, Lafayette, Liberty, Suwannee, Taylor, and Wakulla counties, and portions of Jefferson, Leon, Walton, and Okaloosa counties. The largest population center in the district is Tallahassee, the state capital and county seat of Leon County.