Republican Bondi 1st Female Attorney General

By: Asspcoated Press
By: Asspcoated Press

MIAMI (AP) - Former Tampa prosecutor Republican Pam Bondi has been elected Florida's first female attorney general.

Bondi rode a wave of anti-incumbent sentiment that helped the
political unknown to a comfortable victory over Democrat state Sen.

Dan Gelber. She campaigned on national issues including a promise to challenge President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

With 72 percent of the expected vote counted Tuesday, Bondi had 56 percent, while Gelber had 44 percent.

The 44-year-old Bondi supports Arizona-style immigration law for Florida, saying the federal government's failure to effectively
address the issue has left states to fend for themselves.

Bondi, who got a boost early in the primary from former Alaska
Gov. Sarah Palin, has become a frequent contributor to Fox News.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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