One of Florida’s Political Rising Stars has made a decision on her next move. Attorney General Pam Bondi has announced that she will run for re-election next year.
Bondi has had a busy first term in office. She’s cracked down on “Pill Mills” and advocated for tougher consumer protection laws. Recently, she’s taken a stand against the Human Trafficking problem that has surfaced in the state.
She has also been a Political Celebrity. The Camera Ready AG moderated a GOP primary debate in 2012 before ultimately endorsing Mitt Romney. She campaigned across the country with the Ryan/Romney ticket over the course of their campaign. She was given a prime time speaking slot during the Republican National Convention last year in Tampa, and is regularly mentioned as candidate for higher office.
For now, it looks like a re-election bid, and during a mid-term with no obvious opponents, it would appear to be the right decision.
In 2010, Bondi entered a crowded Republican primary which included former Lt. Governor Jeff Kottcamp. She campaigned aggressively, zig zagging the state and outworking Kottcamp for the nomination. She beat Dan Gelber in the General Election, riding the Tea Party wave that saw Republicans take the entire cabinet and the Governor’s mansion.