Florida Attorney General election, 2018

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Florida Attorney General election, 2018

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  Judge Ashley Moody.jpg Sean Shaw.jpg
Nominee Ashley Moody Sean Shaw
Party Republican Democratic

Incumbent Attorney General

Pam Bondi
Republican



The 2018 Florida Attorney General election will take place on November 6, 2018, to elect the Attorney General of Florida. Incumbent Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi is term-limited and cannot seek re-election to a third consecutive term.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Withdrawn[edit]

Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Ashley Moody
U.S. Representatives
Statewide officials
State legislators
Mayors and other municipal officials
Organizations
Newspapers
Frank White
U.S. Representatives
State legislators
Mayors and other municipal officials

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Ashley
Moody
Frank
White
Undecided
Gravis Marketing August 21–25, 2018 579 ± 4.1% 35% 32% 33%
Gravis Marketing August 21–22, 2018 321 ± 5.5% 34% 31% 35%
St. Pete Polls August 3–4, 2018 1,755 ± 2.3% 28% 39% 33%
St. Pete Polls July 10–11, 2018 1,387 ± 2.6% 19% 26% 55%

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Declined[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Sean Shaw
Former U.S. Executive Branch officials
U.S. Senators
Statewide officials
Mayors and other municipal leaders
  • Dave Aronberg, 15th Judicial Circuit State Attorney
  • Jack Campbell, 2nd Judicial Circuit State Attorney
  • Andrew Warren, 13th Judicial Circuit State Attorney
Organizations
Ryan Torrens
State legislators

Independents[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Jeffrey Siskind, attorney[68]

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Ashley
Moody (R)
Sean
Shaw (D)
Other Undecided
Schroth, Eldon & Associates (D-EDGE Comms.) October 17-20, 2018 600 ± 4.0% 43% 37% 20%
Cherry Communications September 19–24, 2018 622 ± 4.4% 33% 35% 20%
Public Policy Polling (D-EDGE Comms.) August 29–30, 2018 743 44% 41% 15%
Public Policy Polling (D-EDGE Communications) June 18–19, 2018 1,308 35% 40% 25%
Anzalone Liszt Grove (D-Sean Shaw) May 31 – June 6, 2018 1,204 36% 41% 2% 21%
Public Policy Polling April 10–11, 2018 661 34% 33% 34%

Results[edit]

Florida Attorney General election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sean Shaw
Republican Ashley Moody
Independent Jeffrey Marc Siskind
Total votes

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

Official campaign websites