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Is Bondi Headed For Post In Washington?

Jan 6, 2017

Bloomberg Politics amped up speculation Thursday that Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi will soon leave her job to take a position in the White House.

That means gossip can also amp up in Tallahassee about Gov. Rick Scott's appointment of a new attorney general.

Bloomberg first tweeted, and then reported, that aides to President-elect Donald Trump were finalizing details on a post for Bondi in the White House.

A spokesman for Bondi, who was an early backer of Trump's presidential bid, brushed aside the latest report.

Bondi has previously been rumored as a candidate to head the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, a position informally known as the drug czar.

She offered few details about a meeting with Trump last month in New York City other than to repeat that she was happy to be Florida's attorney general "right now."

Bondi is term-limited from running again for attorney general in 2018. If she leaves, Scott would be able to appoint a successor to finish out her term.