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Attorney General Pam Bondi talks re-election, Jill Kelley

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December

bondi_petraeus.jpgAttorney General Pam Bondi confirmed today that she will seek a second term in office.

"I plan on running for re-election for attorney general," she said after a meeting of the task force she created to find ways to reduce the number of babies being born addicted to painkillers.

And while we were at it, we also asked Bondi to clarify her relationship with Tampa socialite Jill Kelley, who has been in the news ever since she was outed as the women who complained to the FBI about harrassing emails and led to the discovery of CIA Director David Petraeus' affair.

Bondi attended function at Kelley's house and posed with her in pictures, but she made it clear today where her loyalty lies.

"I have been to special events at her house, only at her home, and the only comment I'm going to make on this is that my heart and concern goes out for Holly Petraeus right now, who I have worked very closely with on the military," Bondi said.

Bondi and Holly Petraeus made a joint appearance in Jacksonville last year to talk about financial issues facing military families. Bondi said she hasn't reached out to Mrs. Petraeus in recent weeks but wants to work with her again in the future.

As far as the task force on newborns, the group is in the process of finalizing its recommendations. The focus will be on providing prevention services and treatment for drug addicted mothers in hopes of keeping families together, Bondi said.

"The last thing we want is for these kids to be taken away from these moms," she said. "We just want to help them and reunite families and have healthy, safe families."

[Last modified: Monday, December 10, 2012 8:11pm]

    

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