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Tampa Bay Times: ‘Modern-day Anita Bryant’ Pam Bondi is Florida’s Loser of 2014

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi

From Tampa Bay Times’ The Buzz: 2014's winner and loser in Florida politics:

Loser of 2014

Pam Bondi. It's hard to imagine how someone who won re-election so handily (rival George Sheldon could not afford a single TV ad) could emerge from 2014 more wounded and diminished as our Republican attorney general. Put aside the unseemly junkets funded by groups seeking to influence her. Bondi's clumsy communication skills and relentless defense of Florida's gay marriage ban have made her a modern-day Anita Bryant. Antagonizing Florida's gay voters over same-sex marriage and Hispanic voters over immigration reform ensures Bondi has a bright political future ahead of her — if she moves to Mississippi.

Adam C. Smith, Times Political Editor

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