Monday, November 24, 2003
Gwen Graham Logan joins Dean for America
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 24, 2003
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Gwen Graham Logan Joins Dean for America
BURLINGTON--Democratic presidential candidate Governor Howard Dean, M.D., announced today that Gwen Graham Logan has joined the Dean for America campaign as National Surrogate and Southern Regional Advisor. As a surrogate, Graham Logan will speak on behalf of Governor Dean throughout the country. She will also assist the campaign in the South, including her native Florida.
Graham Logan is the eldest daughter of United States Senator and former presidential candidate Bob Graham.
"While campaigning for my father, I got the opportunity to know Governor Dean. I believe in him and his message of hope and change. This campaign is not about one person, one interest or one policy; it is about empowering the American people to take back this country for themselves. I am proud to join the Dean for America team on behalf of that effort," Graham Logan said.
"I am pleased that Gwen has joined my campaign, and that she will be working on our behalf across the country. Her good judgment and unique insights into presidential campaigns will be invaluable in the weeks and months ahead," Governor Dean said.
Graham Logan is an attorney and mother of three. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Washington College of Law at American University.
This is great news. Gwen is well-respected in the state of Florida and she functioned effectively as one of her father's spokespeople during Graham's short-lived bid for the Presidency. She also left a very kind comment on the O-blog after many Dean supporters offered some kind words for her father after his withdrawal from the race. Dean has also said that Graham is "on the short list" for a VP spot. As a native Floridian, I can attest that Bob is respected and beloved by the people of Florida, and his national security credentials would make a fine match to Dean's domestic policy mojo. And while many supporters long for a VP pick who could step up and run in eight years, let's not forget that there are plenty of up-and-coming Democrats who will be well-seasoned by 2012. Let's give Gwen Graham Logan a hearty Dean Nation welcome. Welcome aboard, Gwen!
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