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Will Pam Bondi be at Trump's Orlando rally? Attorney general's office won't say

Then-presidential candidate Donald Trump and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi walk to meet supporters just before a Tampa rally on Aug. 24.

LOREN ELLIOTT | Times

Then-presidential candidate Donald Trump and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi walk to meet supporters just before a Tampa rally on Aug. 24.

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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is again bucking public attention and keeping her whereabouts secret.

Her office ignored emails sent Monday requesting to know whether Bondi, a significant statewide elected official and the second in the line of succession to the governor's office, planned to attend President-elect Donald Trump's Friday rally in Orlando. 

A longtime political ally and friend, Bondi played a major role in Trump's Florida campaign, appearing at many of his events here to rally support. Gov. Rick Scott's office confirmed he will attend Friday's "thank you" event at 7 p.m. at the Central Florida Fairgrounds.

It is likely Bondi would be in attendance. The career prosecutor is seen as a likely Trump appointee to any number of roles, including White House "drug czar" or a sub-cabinet position in the Department of Justice.

This is the second time in a month that the attorney general's office has kept quiet about Bondi's schedule. She missed the Legislature's largely ceremonial organizational session -- the only member of the Florida Cabinet to do so -- and her office ignored three requests for her whereabouts.

[Last modified: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 9:54am]

    

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