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Another hometown pol is backing Ashley Moody for A.G.; this time its Sheriff David Gee

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The campaign for newly announced Republican Attorney General candidate Ashley Moody announced Thursday that Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee is backing her candidacy. “Ashley Moody’s career is one of service to her community and the rule of law,” Gee said in a statement. “Her experience as a federal prosecutor and a circuit court judge have demonstrated an unyielding passion to keep our community safe and strengthen our criminal justice system. As our next Attorney General, I have no doubt she…

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Those who know her best: All 5 Republican members of Hillsborough Commission endorse Ashley Moody for Attorney General

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Former Hillsborough County judge Ashley Moody just kicked off her campaign for Attorney General and is already building support amongst those who know her best – Republicans from her home county. On Tuesday, Moody announced that all five Republican members of the Hillsborough County Commission – Stacy White, Sandy Murman, Al Higginbotham, Ken Hagan and Victor Crist – are backing her campaign. “As a native of Hillsborough County it is incredibly humbling to have such overwhelming support from our County Commissioners,” Moody said of the joint endorsement.…

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Ashley Moody to hold AG campaign kick-off event on June 29

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Ashley Moody will officially kick off her Attorney General campaign with an event in Tampa later this month. Moody will hold a campaign kickoff at 6 p.m., June 29 at The Floridan Palace in Tampa. The event comes weeks after the former Hillsborough circuit judge threw her hat in the race to replace Attorney General Pam Bondi in 2018. The 42-year-old was first elected to the 13th Judicial Circuit when she was 31 years old, making her the youngest judge…

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In bid for Attorney General, Ashley Moody already has one key supporter – Pam Bondi

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Newly announced Florida attorney general candidate Ashley Moody already has one key endorsement – current Attorney General Pam Bondi. Bondi said former Hillsborough Circuit judge is her preferred choice to be her successor and will support her when she enters the 2018 race. “I’ve known her most of her life,” Bondi told the Tampa Bay Times Monday. “I don’t think there could be a more qualified candidate for attorney general in the entire state of Florida. I wholeheartedly support Ashley and I’m proud…

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Former Hillsborough judge Ashley Moody launches bid for Attorney General

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Ashley Moody, who served a Hillsborough judge for more than a decade until resigning abruptly in late April, has filed as a Republican candidate for Attorney General. Moody was elected to the 13th Judicial Circuit in 2006 at the age of 31, becoming the youngest judge in Florida. Moody is a 1996 graduate of the University of Florida and received her J.D. degree from the UF College of Law in 2000. She is the daughter of longtime federal judge James Moody Jr. Another…

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Associated Industries releases 2017 Voting Record report

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The voting record report is out. Associated Industries of Florida released its 2017 Voting Record report. Published for more than four decades, the annual report is considered one of the definitive legislative scorecards for the business community. This year, the organization calculated more than 208,966 votes on 1,955 bills with 848 legislators. “This session, AIF faced a variety of tough issues on behalf of Florida’s business community, including opposing any measure that would have made it more expensive for businesses…

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Citing need for ‘new energy,’ Ryan Torrens becomes first Democrat in Attorney General race

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For Ryan Torrens, the primary job of a state attorney general is consumer protection; it’s something the 32-year-old Odessa-based lawyer does every day. That’s why Torrens, who specializes in foreclosure defense and consumer protection litigation, became the first Democrat to file for Florida’s Attorney General race in 2018. “We have helped so many people, and so I believe that the office fits my background,” he said in a phone interview Tuesday morning. “I’ve been speaking about to local DEC’s and people just feel…

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