Will surge in women running for office lead to big victories in November?

When it was all over in the primary election that edged out Gwen Graham – the only female on the ballot for governor — advocates for women candidates sat around talking about the reasons for the loss.

“Is it a women thing? Is it a South Florida thing? (Graham lost big in Broward and Miami-Dade),” said Pamela Goodman, head of Ruth’s List Florida, which recruits and helps progressive women run for office.