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Florida gubernatorial candidate helps prepare Thanksgiving meal

Florida gubernatorial candidate helps prepare Thanksgiving meal
Florida gubernatorial candidate helps prepare Thanksgiving meal
Posted at 6:22 PM, Nov 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-21 14:19:58-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - One of the four Democrats running to be Florida's next governor, spent the day helping a Tallahassee woman prepare a huge thanksgiving meal. Gwen Graham did her part to help Annie Johnson get ready for Thanksgiving.

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"Miss Annie is just an angel on earth, and she said that she took this on as a mission to help people who were hungry to get people food," said Graham. "It's, for me, a very joyful opportunity to help prepare the food."

Graham has been on the campaign trail for more than six months now. She said it's been a "very positive experience," with less than a year to go before the election.

"My commitment is to wake up everyday as governor and look out for the people that are going to be walking through these doors in a couple days -- and the people all across the state of Florida," said Graham.

As the governor's race heats up, she says she welcomes the competition, knowing that if she wins, she would be the first woman to lead the Sunshine State.

"For little girls, for little boys, for all Floridians, it's time that we have a governor that is someone that people can look up to and feel what's in my heart," said Graham.

With four Democrats in the race so far, Graham says she's ready to show Floridians why she should vote for her in the primary.

"It is time!" she asserted. "It is time to get back to having a governor that just is doing it for the people, is doing it for the state, and is doing this with integrity and a commitment to getting things done again."

This was Graham's first workday in Tallahassee since she started running for governor.

As for Annie Johnson, she says she still needs more sweets and baked goods for her meal on Thanksgiving.