Both Florida Governor Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi were very important during the campaign to help get Donald Trump elected and that means they could be playing key roles in Washington in the near future.
Within hours of Trump’s early-morning victory speech in New York City, Governor Scott posted a message online drawing parallels between his first gubernatorial campaign in 2010 and political novice with Trump’s victory as reported by The News Service of Florida.
I was the outsider. The Republican Party didn’t support me, and they spent a lot of money against me, and I won anyways because Floridians wanted a change. The same was true for Americans this year.
Scott led the Rebuilding America Now PAC for Trump. He raised and spent $20 million on television advertisements in key battleground states that Trump carried, including Pennsylvania and Ohio.
Scott also said:
It turns out that the elites in Washington have no idea what is going on in this country. They are completely clueless. They are in complete shock right now. I love it.
Even though speculation has started that Scott could join the Trump administration, Scott said on Wednesday afternoon that he plans to remain his job as Florida’s governor, with a little more than two years left in his final term.
Bondi endorsed Trump before Florida’s March 15 presidential primary and was the state’s most visible Trump supporter.
Brian Ballard, a Tallahassee lobbyist who was Trump’s finance chairman in Florida said the following about Bondi:
Her relationship with Donald Trump, which I have seen up close and personal, is incredible. He wanted her at every rally. He wanted her on the plane. He wanted her to be his lucky charm. He has great affection for her.
Ballard said he expects Trump will consider Bondi for a role in his administration.
My guess is if she wants to play a role in the administration, she can play a significant role, and I hope she does.
Ballard also will most likely benefit from the Trump presidency. Originally a Bush supporter, Ballard has a long history with Trump, representing the Trump Organization in Florida as a lobbyist.
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