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A.G. hopeful Pam Bondi wins Palin's support

67654_00043e With six days to go until Florida Republicans pick a nominee for attorney general, former Hillsborough prosecutor Pam Bondi scored a significant endorsement Wednesday from Sarah Palin.

(The picture shows the two women together in May at a Susan B. Anthony event in Washington.)

On her Facebook page, Palin, the former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP nominee for vice-president, announced she was supporting a series of women candidates in conjunction with the 90th anniversary of the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote. Palin described Bondi (and AG candidate Brenna Findley in Iowa) as "bold, sharp, selfless women ... who won’t kowtow to the Obama administration’s big government overreach into our states."

Bondi faces Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp and former state Rep. and agency head Holly Benson next Tuesday. Palin is a prospective 2012 Republican presidential candidate who's interested in expanding her nationwide network of influential supporters. 

-- Steve Bousquet

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