Florida AG Race: The Race So Far, Candidates Cast Their Ballots Election Day

Nov 4, 2014

Florida Attorney General Democrat candidate George Sheldon thanking his supporters, after he voted at his precinct in Tallahassee Tuesday.
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Election Day is upon us, and all three Florida Attorney General candidates have cast their ballots.

Democratic candidate George Sheldon, who voted in Tallahassee Tuesday, says he's proud of the campaign he ran and he’s glad he stayed true to his principles.

“And, I think we’ve clearly lain out the differences between the incumbent and myself,” said Sheldon. “The office of Attorney General offers so much opportunity to really hold utility rates down, to deal with financial institutions who are foreclosing on people’s property, to go after predatory lending…so, there’s such an opportunity that I think has been wasted in the last four years.”

Sheldon is hoping to unseat Attorney General Pam Bondi, who voted in Tampa Tuesday. According to the Associated Press, the Republican incumbent has outraised Sheldon by an almost 3-to-1 margin, and Bondi is expected to coast to re-election—though the AP reports it’s been a tough challenge.

Meanwhile, a new PPP poll reports Bondi is maintaining a nine percent lead over Sheldon with 46 percent of the vote to his 37 percent. And, Tallahassee attorney and Libertarian candidate Bill Wohlsifer, who already early voted, gets five percent.

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