Meet Pam Bondi: Ken Cuccinelli's Right-Wing, Anti-Choice, Sarah Palin-Backed Pal

GOP candidate for Governor of Virginia, Ken Cuccinelli is rallying with several Attorneys General today. Needless to say, they're all very, very far to the right. Let's just take one example — Florida AG Pam Bondi — as illustrative. Here are a few things you might want to know about Bondi.

* Trump contribution to Pam Bondi's re-election draws more scrutiny to her fundraising: "Bondi apologized last month after she persuaded Gov. Rick Scott to delay an execution so she could host a fundraiser at her South Tampa home that ended up raising $140,000. Now comes criticism of a $25,000 contribution made by one of Donald Trump's foundations to a political committee associated with Bondi. The donation came three days after an Attorney General's office spokeswoman said Bondi was reviewing allegations in a lawsuit filed by the New York attorney general against get-rich-quick seminars associated with Trump."

* Execution rescheduled to accommodate Pam Bondi fundraiser: "There is no graver responsibility and act of state government than an execution. In Florida this week, a campaign fundraiser takes precedence. Attorney General Pam Bondi persuaded Gov. Rick Scott to postpone an execution scheduled for tonight because it conflicted with her re-election kick-off reception."

* Pam Bondi backs NRA effort to overturn federal gun law: "Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange late last week filed a brief supporting the NRA's attempt to have a federal court strike down a law that restricts handguns to people under the age of 21. Florida and 20 other states co-signed the brief."

* ZERO rating from Planned Parenthood (She was also endorsed by the radical anti-choice Susan B. Anthony List, with its "long history of waging war on women's rights and healthcare, from their support of radical 'personhood' legislation to their fight to ban access to abortion in all cases — including rape, incest, and danger to the life of the mother.")

* She says, "I believe that the federal healthcare mandate is unconstitutional, and I absolutely support the current lawsuit to stop the mandate." (Note that the Supreme Court said the individual mandate — originally a conservative idea, by the way — was indeed constitutional.)

* Her website declared, "Pam Bondi supports an Arizona-style immigration law for Florida."

* Sarah Palin endorses Pam Bondi for attorney general ("'I'm so very proud to be endorsed by such a strong Christian woman who loves her family and her country and is a true role model,' Bondi said.")

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