Pam Bondi at nearly $1.5M raised for re-election

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Attorney General Pam Bondi took in $32,600 in contributions between July 12 and July 18, for an overall total of $1.49 million, according to the state Divisions of Elections website.

Bondi, who also spent $129,192 as of July 18, has two closely aligned political committees – “Justice for All” and “And Justice for All” – that raised a total of more than $1.75 million combined.

Democrats in the attorney general’s race include former Department of Children and Families Secretary George Sheldon, who raised $13,815 between July 12 and July 18, giving him a total of $285,861. Sheldon’s Democratic primary opponent, House Minority Leader Perry Thurston, received $2,838 during the same period, bringing his total to $169,859.

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