Republican Pam Bondi did a meet-and-greet event on Thursday at the Florida Chamber of Commerce offices in Tallahassee. She didn't mention either of her GOP rivals (Holly Benson and Jeff Kottkamp), by name, but she did talk about facing Democrat Dan Gelber in November.
Sounding confident of capturing the Republican Party nomination next
Tuesday, Bondi said: "People came to me and people felt that I was most
qualified to beat Gelber, and it's probably going to be Dan Gelber in a
general election, and I'll tell you what -- the more I hear about Dan
Gelber, the more I learn, the last thing we need is an Eliot
Spitzer-type attorney general."
She also noted that she'd continue the lawsuit against Obama-Care, while Gelber wouldn't.
Lobbyist Erik Kirk asked Bondi if she found health care is the
top issue among voters. "No. Arizona," Bondi replied, referring to the
state's tough crackdown on illegal immigrants. "Everywhere I go, the
first question is Arizona."
Bondi has the Chamber's backing. She boarded a 40-foot motor coach
for additional campaign stops in Lake City and Jacksonville before
heading down the east coast on Friday morning.