Two of Florida’s top lawmakers play a key roles in his campaign
MIAMI – If Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump wants win the White House without winning Florida. If he is to win it will be with the help of two of the Sunshine State’s top politicians, Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi who take the stage almost anytime Trump holds a rally in Florida.
Scott, one of Trump’s most enthusiastic supporters since the real-estate developer won Florida’s GOP presidential primary, he has even become the head of his Super PAC. Scott has been an effective surrogate appearing on numerous radio and television shows on behalf of the GOP presidential nominee.
Meanwhile, Trump has used the Florida Attorney General as one of his key front people as Bondi is seen warming up the crowd at Trump rallies and she is considered one of his most vocal supporters. She hopes to help him with women in what has become key demographic he trails in Florida.
Bondi has been at all of Trump’s rallies in the state this week and will be on hand today with the GOP candidate.
“November 8 is when America feels safe again,” has become Bondi’s key stump speech line. “Because that’s when America wins again. Because winning this election means reclaiming something to which I have dedicated my entire career: the rule of law.”
The attorney general also makes sure to shine a light on the issue of the U.S. Supreme Court, something aimed at rallying social conservatives behind the thrice-married Trump, who espoused liberal views on issues like abortion before running for the Republican nomination.
The next president could fill a seat left vacant by the death of conservative stalwart Antonin Scalia and likely will replace some other current justices on the court.
“Hillary will stack the Supreme Court with liberal justices who will allow government to continue its rampage against our individual rights, with utter contempt for our Second Amendment,” Bondi said. “I know Donald, and I am proud to know Donald. He will appoint conservative justices who will defend rather than rewrite our Constitution.”
Bondi has been under fire because of her failure to look into Trump’s dealings with his university in the same time she joined his campaign. It happened “around the same time” her office was considering joining an investigation into the businessman’s namesake university. Bondi eventually decided not to join the case against Trump’s venture.
“Despite receiving complaints from angry Floridians and others, Bondi declined to investigate Trump University’s shameful dealings after personally soliciting campaign contributions from Donald Trump,” the Clinton campaign said.
Bondi remains a key part of the campaign despite the critics in large part because among Republicans she remains a very powerful figure in the campaign.
So, if Trump wins Florida and then moves on to become elected president look for both Gov. Scott and AG. Bondi will rewarded as part his administration.