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Rep. Gwen Graham draws GOP attorney Mary Thomas as opponent

Rep. Gwen Graham draws GOP attorney Mary Thomas as opponent

TALLAHASSEE  --  Mary Thomas, an attorney in Gov. Rick Scott's administration, said Wednesday she will run next year for the Republican nomination to challenge U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, D-Fla., in a North Florida congressional district. Thomas, general counsel at the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, touted her "conservative Christian" credentials and said that if she won the race, she would be the first Indian-American woman elected to Congress. "I don't think it will be anything insurmountable," Thomas said. "The people of this district, no matter how the lines are drawn, want a fresh conservative voice in Congress, and I think that's...

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