George Sheldon

George Sheldon

A former Department of Children and Families official and state attorney general candidate could be heading back to Florida. George Sheldon has reportedly been offered a job at a troubled Miami-based organization.


Florida’s Cabinet will look exactly the same as it did when they were elected in 2010. In this election recap, we'll look at their respective races, including the Attorney General’s race.

By a one percent edge, Governor Rick Scott claimed victory over Democrat challenger Charlie Crist. But, for the rest of the Florida Cabinet, they coasted to victory by double-digit percentages.

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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has been elected to a second term. Her opponents, Democrat George Sheldon and Libertarian Bill Wohlsifer conceded defeat Tuesday.

With a double digit lead over her Democrat challenger, Bondi got 55 percent of the vote to Sheldon’s 42 percent. And, following her victory speech, she spoke to reporters in Tampa about her win.

“I’m just blessed to have four more years to keep fighting for the citizens of Florida. And, I’m going to do it with every breath I have and as much energy as we did the first four years,” said Bondi.

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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.

Sheldon says partisan Attorneys General associations undermine the integrity of the office.
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Democratic Attorney General candidate George Sheldon is criticizing incumbent Attorney General Pam Bondi for her contact with lobbying groups.  The attack comes on the heels of a number of articles reporting on lobbyist influence over Attorneys General across the country. 

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The three candidates in Florida’s Attorney General race debated Monday in what is expected to be the only event with all three for this election cycle. Among the topics was a discussion over an amendment that could legalize medical marijuana in the state.

AG Debate: Constitutional Amendment #2

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Quincy Police Chief Walt McNeil’s last day is slated for Friday, after handing in his resignation letter over the Summer. While he may be weighing a bid for Leon County Sheriff, he may also be holding out for a return to head the state’s prison system.

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The Attorney General Race is starting to shape up ahead of the November election. Republican incumbent Pam Bondi has released her first ad and Democratic nominee George Sheldon’s latest endorsement from some moderate GOP. But, is the Libertarian candidate getting left out of the race with two candidates from established parties?

A new ad promoting Attorney General Pam Bondi’s pill mill efforts just recently started circulating in major media markets across Florida. “Streets” is Bondi’s first ad, and it highlights her ongoing fight to combat prescription drug abuse.

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has released her first ad in her re-election bid, and at least one of her opponents is weighing in on the ad.

Bondi's First Ad

On Tuesday, Bondi’s ad was released statewide, promoting her efforts on cracking down on prescription drug abuse in Florida.

Below is a transcript of the ad:

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A win by Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist would not only make state history, it would be big for Democrats, who haven’t had a member of their own party serve in the gubernatorial seat since the late 1990s. So, what would an Attorney General win mean for the party and the Crist ticket?

Back during the 2000 election, Florida still elected state education commissioners. Then, Republican Charlie Crist ran against Democrat George Sheldon for the job. The following is one of the ads approved by Crist during the campaign.

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Ahead of the November showdown, newly-named Democratic nominee for Attorney General George Sheldon is trying to outline the differences between him and incumbent AG Pam Bondi.

Sheldon says moving forward, he’ll focus on areas like Bondi’s defense of Florida’s same-sex marriage ban as well as other concerns Floridians have talked to him about.

George Sheldon
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A legal move to disqualify a Democratic candidate for Florida attorney general failed on Friday when a Tallahassee judge ruled that George Sheldon met the residency requirements for the race.
The ruling by Chief Judge Charles Francis of the 2nd Judicial Circuit means Sheldon will stay on the ballot in the August 26th primary to decide the Democratic challenger to Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi.
He's running against state House Minority Leader Perry Thurston of Fort Lauderdale.

George Sheldon
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Democratic Attorney General Candidate George Sheldon is trying to fend off challenges to his eligibility. Complaints say Sheldon, who most recently served in the Obama Administration, can’t claim Florida residency.

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Tallahassee attorney Bill Wohlsifer, the Libertarian candidate for state attorney general, wants to make sure voters understand his positions don’t amount to eliminating government control, just limiting it. That goes for everything from his support for gay marriage, to his lack of enthusiasm for Amendment Two: a proposed constitutional amendment to bring medical marijuana to Florida.

“I support medical marijuana in Florida, but I don’t think it goes far enough.”

Florida Channel

The Florida Attorney General’s race is heating up as incumbent AG Pam Bondi sparred Wednesday with two Democrats running to oppose her. Medical marijuana was among the hot button issues discussed during an all-day news event at the Capitol.

Attorney General Pam Bondi will have a challenger in the 2014 election. Former Florida Department of Children and Families Secretary George Sheldon is vying for the Democratic nomination.

Announcing his candidacy on Facebook, Sheldon wasted no time in blasting Attorney General Bondi for trying to stall the implementation of Obamacare.