- The Washington Times - Monday, March 14, 2016

TAMPA, Florida — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi endorsed Donald Trump for president Monday, calling him a longtime friend and giving him a late-campaign boost as he seeks to try to win the state in Tuesday’s primary.

Ms. Bondi, considered a rising star in GOP politics, said Mr. Trump has tapped the same outsider spirit that she herself ran in 2010.

“You are speaking loud and clear, and Americans are speaking loud and clear,” Ms. Bondi told supporters at a rally in Tampa.

She also had another reason for backing Mr. Trump: “I always listen to my mom, and my mom is with Donald Trump, and so am I.”

Her endorsement is another blow to Sen. Marco Rubio, a first-term senator from the state who is in danger of losing Florida this week, effectively dooming his campaign.

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