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AG Pam Bondi files for re-election

From the News Service of Florida:

Attorney General Pam Bondi said Monday she filed papers to seek re-election in 2014, joining fellow Republican Cabinet members Jeff Atwater and Adam Putnam in taking formal steps to run again.

"Officially filed for re-elect this morning - looking forward to continuing working hard and serving the people of Florida!" Bondi said in a Twitter message.

Bondi's move was not a surprise, and it remains unclear who might challenge her from the Democratic Party.

Atwater, the state's chief financial officer, filed papers in 2011 indicating he would run again; Putnam, the agriculture commissioner, did so in April 2013. Gov. Rick Scott has not taken the formal step, though he has already made clear he will seek another term in 2014.

Bondi defeated Democrat Dan Gelber in 2010, receiving nearly 55 percent of the vote.