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Ashley Moody dominates fundraising in Attorney General race

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Former Hillsborough County Circuit Judge Ashley Moody last month continued to lead fundraising for the 2018 attorney general’s race.

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Come hear me opine on politics, media at Café con Tampa Friday

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Café con Tampa is a weekly gathering of regional leaders, neighborhood residents and interested parties to discuss critical issues facing the Tampa Bay area — and have a nice breakfast. The organizers have generously invited me to opine this week about Florida’s ever-changing political and media landscape.

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Ryan Torrens, political outsider running for Attorney General, says he’s what Florida Democrats need

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Consumer protection attorney Ryan Torrens is quite aware that he’s not an established political presence, but he says that should be an argument for his fledgling candidacy to become Florida’s next Attorney General. “Look, I get it,” the 32-year-old told an audience who gathered Friday morning at Tampa’s Oxford Exchange to hear the Hillsborough County resident speak as part of the Cafe Con Tampa lecture series. “I’m young. First-time candidate. A lot of people look at me and think, ‘Can…

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Attorney General candidate Ryan Torrens calls out Rick Scott for attempt to pack Supreme Court

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In one of his first public statements since he announced his candidacy last month, Democratic Attorney General candidate Ryan Torrens says he’s strongly opposed to Rick Scott’s attempt to replace three members of the Florida Supreme Court on his last day of office in 2019. “In 2014, Florida voters had an opportunity to approve a constitutional amendment which would have permitted this practice and our voters rejected it,” Torrens said. “Governor Scott needs to respect the wishes of Florida voters and permit our…

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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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