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Look at the Floridians landing the best Trump administration jobs

Jesse Panuccio has the number three job at Justice

Tampa Bay Times

Jesse Panuccio has the number three job at Justice



Most Florida political junkies assumed Attorney General Pam Bondi would wind up with a plum, high-profile job in the Trump administration, a reward for her early endorsement of the New York billionaire and part-time Floridian. Turns out, however, that the Floridian who so far has landed the most influential administration gig is someone who struggled to get confirmed by fellow Republicans in the Florida Senate.

Jesse Panuccio, Gov. Rick Scott's former general counsel and jobs chief, is acting associate attorney general of the United States, the third highest ranking official at the Department of Justice.

Quite a few Floridians have landed jobs in President Donald Trump's administration including former senior adviser to Gov. Scott Mary Anne Carter, now serving as a senior White House adviser to the National Endowment for the Arts, and former Hillsborough GOP Chairwoman Deborah Cox Roush, who is at the Department of Education's public affairs office....

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[Last modified: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 1:18pm]


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