Florida Attorney General election, 2010

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Florida Attorney General election, 2010

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Nominee Pam Bondi Dan Gelber
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 2,882,868 2,181,377
Percentage 54.77% 41.44%

Attorney General before election

Bill McCollum
Republican

Elected Attorney General

Pam Bondi
Republican

The 2010 Florida Attorney General election took place on November 2, 2010, to elect the Attorney General of Florida. The election was won by Republican Pam Bondi who took office in January 2011.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Campaign[edit]

With Governor Charlie Crist opting to run for the United States Senate in 2010 rather than seek re-election, Lieutenant Governor Jeff Kottkamp ran for Attorney General. He was joined in the Republican primary by former State Representative and Crist administration official Holly Benson and assistant state attorney Pam Bondi.

Though all three candidates were relatively unknown, Kottkamp had the greatest name recognition following his successful statewide campaign in 2006, and raised the most money.[1] Kottkamp campaigned on his endorsements from law enforcement, his support for cracking down on pill mills, cybercrime, and Medicaid fraud, and his opposition to illegal immigration.[1] He was criticized, however, for his use of state planes and vehicles[2] to travel on vacations and to music concerts.[3]

Benson, meanwhile, campaigned on her fiscal conservatism, pledging to create a "regulatory strike force" and to "focus legal efforts on cutting government regulation of businesses and unnecessary paperwork."[1] She emphasized her experience running the state Department of Business and Professional Regulation and the state Agency for Health Care Administration.[1] The Orlando Sentinel, though praising her "stronger management experience," called her priorities "misplaced," and observed that "reducing regulations on business and limiting lawsuits" were more appropriate goals for a governor or state legislator.[2] Pam Bondi attacked Benson for remarking during a radio interview, "[J]ust because you're poor doesn't mean you have to be unhealthy. It means you have a lot more time to go running."[4]

Finally, Bondi emphasized her conservative credentials and her opposition to the Obama administration.[1] She noted that she would have refused to accept stimulus money from the federal government, took a position against the restoration of felons' voter rights, and pledged to challenge Obamacare in court.[1]

Endorsements[edit]

Holly Benson
U.S. Representatives
Statewide officials
State legislators
Mayors and other municipal leaders
Newspapers
Pam Bondi
Statewide officials
State legislators
Other individuals
Organizations
Newspapers
Jeff Kottkamp
U.S. Senators
U.S. Representatives
State legislators
Mayors and other municipal leaders
Other individuals
Organizations

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Pam Bondi 459,022 37.89
Republican Jeff Kottkamp 397,781 32.84
Republican Holly Benson 354,573 29.27
Total votes 1,211,376 100.00

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Dave Aronberg
U.S. Representatives
State legislators
Mayors and other municipal leaders
Organizations
Dan Gelber
U.S. Cabinet Members and Cabinet-level officials
U.S. Representatives
Statewide officials
State legislators
Mayors and other municipal leaders
Organizations
Newspapers

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[52]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dan Gelber 491,834 59.14
Democratic Dave Aronberg 339,856 40.86
Total votes 831,690 100.00

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Florida Attorney General election, 2010[53]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Pam Bondi 2,882,868 54.77% +2.08%
Democratic Dan Gelber 2,181,377 41.44% -5.86%
Independent Jim Lewis 199,147 3.78%
Majority 701,491 13.33% +7.95%
Turnout 5,263,392
Republican hold Swing

References[edit]

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