TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CBSMiami/AP) — Republican Pam Bondi was re-elected as Florida’s attorney general on Tuesday.
Voters on Tuesday chose the incumbent Bondi over Democrat George Sheldon. With over half the expected vote counted, Bondi led 55-42 percent.
The 48-year-old Bondi is a close ally of Gov. Rick Scott. She raised more than $4 million for her re-election. That dwarfed the money raised by Sheldon, a former legislator and Department of Children and Families head.
A former prosecutor, Bondi has focused her work on combating human trafficking and prescription drug abuse.
Critics say she has focused too intensely on partisan issues in opposing medical marijuana and same-sex marriage.
The attorney general is also a member of Florida’s Cabinet, which consists of the governor, chief financial officer and agriculture commissioner.
For election results, click here.
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