Attorney General Pam Bondi will take center stage tonight at 8:30 p.m., as one of Florida’s Republican all-stars chosen for a prime time speech to the party faithful.
The nine-minute appearance – between 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. tonight – will be a try-out of sorts for Bondi. While it’s not her first foray on the national stage – she debuted there in her role before the U.S. Supreme Court when she led Florida’s challenge to the Affordable Care Act -- it is her first national presence before the estimated 30 million viewers.
“It’s an incredible honor that Pam has been asked to be one of the Prime Time speakers of the convention,’’ said Adam Goodman, a longtime political consultant and advisor to Bondi. “She’s ready for the moment.”
Bondi won’t deliver a traditional speech but instead will engage in what she called an entertaining “give and take” with Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens. They are expected to highlight why the GOP wants to continue to work to repeal President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.
Former Gov. Jeb Bush will also get a prime time speaking slot Thursday night and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio has the top spot, offering up the GOP introduction to Mitt Romney.
Bondi, a regular guest of various Fox News shows, will cap the evening Wednesday on a special 11:30 p.m. edition of Greta Van Susteren’s show, On the Record.