Times recommends Pam Bondi in GOP AG primary

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Reading the Times endorsement of Pam Bondi — and the Times‘ deconstruction of Jeff Kottkamp — I have to wonder what was Kottkamp’s greater sin: having a state trooper drive him to Atlanta to attend a Kenny Loggins concert or just wanting to go to a Kenny Loggins concert.  Anyway, here’s the money shot paragraph sure to end up in thousands of Bondi mailers:

The three Republicans in the race for attorney general have spent more time talking tough than addressing serious issues. Former prosecutor Pam Bondi of Tampa, former state agency head Holly Benson of Pensacola and Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp of Cape Coral are all aggressive attorneys who pledge to crack down on crime, fraud and illegal immigration. But the attorney general has a broader responsibility to keep government open and honest — and to avoid overtly political fights. The office needs a fresh start and a fresh face, and Bondi offers more potential than two insiders who have failed to distinguish themselves 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 SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, 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.