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Florida PBA endorses Jeff Kottkamp for attorney general

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The Florida Police Benevolent Association (PBA) continued its endorsements today, announcing that it was backing Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp for attorney general. As Kevin Derby notes, With more than 36,000 members, the PBA could be a big factor in a tight Republican primary as Kottkamp faces challenges from Pam Bondi and Holly Benson.

“Lieutenant Governor Kottkamp has stood strong with law enforcement and correctional officers throughout Florida,” said PBA President John Rivera. “Because of that long-term support of fighting for our issues and being a partner with law enforcement, we proudly endorse Jeff Kottkamp.”

“Winning the PBA’s support is one the crown jewels of endorsements,” said Kottkamp. “I’m proud to have the support of law enforcement officers across this state. During my public career, I’ve stood with these men and women who place their lives on the line every day. I appreciate their trust and they know I have their back in Tallahassee.”

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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