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Election Night Coverage of Pam Bondi

Nov 5, 2014

Re-elected Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi hugs her first grade teacher who helped the state's top lawyer celebrate her victory.
Credit Bobbie O'Brien / WUSF Public Media

Attorney General Pam Bondi moved into her second term as Florida's top lawyer with relative ease over her opponents Democrat George Sheldon and Libertarian Bill Wohlsifer.

Bondi's victory speech in Tampa came a little more than an hour after polls closed in the Panhandle.

Based at Bondi's election night party, WUSF's Bobbie O'Brien chats live with WUSF host Carson Cooper describing the scene of the incumbent surrounded by family and elected officials like Republican State Senator Tom Lee, former Gov. Bob Martinez and Bondi's former boss, Hillsborough State Attorney Mark Ober.

In her acceptance speech, Bondi warned that she will not be silenced or bullied by the federal government on the same sex marriage issue. She said the top priorities for her second term will be to crack down on human trafficking, synthetic drugs, scams on the elderly and identity theft.