Former state Attorney General Pam Bondi are going to bat for President Donald Trump this week–with the help of a key member of the president’s team.
On Monday, the Trump campaign announced it will host an event in Tampa to honor the 99th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, giving women the right to vote. DeSantis, Bondi and Kellyanne Conway will be speaking at the event.
Conway took over the Trump campaign in August 2016 and she currently serves as a counselor to the president. Bondi was an early backer of Trump’s presidential effort. She was first elected as Florida attorney general back in 2010 and faced term limits at the end of last year.
According to the Trump campaign, the event “will include a presentation by the Trump Victory Leadership Initiative (TVLI), a nationwide effort designed to mobilize volunteers, register and engage voters in an effort to reelect President Trump and to support down-ballot Republicans in 2020.”
“Women across America know that President Trump has made empowering women a top priority. We are excited to see early movement not only in Tampa, but across the country to Keep America Great,” said Hannah Castillo, a coalitions director on the Trump campaign. “Between 5 million new jobs, prioritizing public safety and expanding access to affordable healthcare choices, Women for Trump know they have a powerful voice in echoing the president’s promises made, promises kept.”
Florida is a must win state for Trump to win a second term. The president launched his bid for reelection in Orlando earlier this summer and he, Vice President Mike Pence and other members of the administration have focused on the Sunshine State in recent weeks.
While the Trump team announced that Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis would attend the event, Politico is reporting that she will not due to a scheduled execution.
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