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Ashley Moody promises no other political aspirations than becoming AG

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By all indications, Ashley Moody was an extremely successful judge in Hillsborough County for more than a decade before stepping down from the bench earlier this year. Ultimately, Moody wanted to make a bigger impact in Florida, she said during a nine-minute appearance Tuesday night before the Tampa Bay Young Republicans.

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Ashley Moody’s ready to take over as AG on ‘Day One’

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In the race for Florida’s next attorney general, former Hillsborough County Circuit Judge Ashley Moody has emerged as the early front-runner.

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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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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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