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Florida’s Pam Bondi, Jeanette Nuñez, Matt Gaetz to address Republican National Convention

But no DeSantis, Rubio or Scott.
Attorney General Pam Bondi takes the stage at a Donald Trump rally at Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, Fla., on Aug. 11, 2016. Bondi oversees a legal budget of nearly $309 million a year that helps pay for 450 state lawyers, but all that in-house legal firepower hasn't stopped state leaders from hiring private attorneys, and no one in state government is closely tracking what their hourly rates add up to.


Attorney General Pam Bondi takes the stage at a Donald Trump rally at Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, Fla., on Aug. 11, 2016. Bondi oversees a legal budget of nearly $309 million a year that helps pay for 450 state lawyers, but all that in-house legal firepower hasn't stopped state leaders from hiring private attorneys, and no one in state government is closely tracking what their hourly rates add up to.


Published Aug. 23, 2020|Updated Aug. 24, 2020

Two of Florida’s most prominent Republican women will address the party faithful and the country at the GOP national convention.

Lt. Gov. Jeanette Núñez and former Attorney General Pam Bondi are scheduled to speak Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention, the second day of the four-night confab.

U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Panhandle Republican and one of Trump’s top allies in Congress, will speak on Monday night.

Related: When, how to watch the Republican National Convention

Meanwhile, some of the biggest names in Florida politics don’t have any announced role at the convention, including Gov. Ron DeSantis, U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott.

The inclusion of Núñez on the program is noteworthy given her past aversion to Trump. She tweeted during the 2016 election that Trump was “the biggest con-man there is” and insinuated that Trump was a supporter of the Klu Klux Klan. Núñez, a former South Florida lawmaker, supported Rubio in the GOP primary. She deleted the tweet when DeSantis named her his running mate in 2018.

Related: Jeanette Nuñez, DeSantis lieutenant governor pick, deleted tweet calling Trump ‘con-man,’ KKK supporter

Bondi was one of Trump’s first supporters in the Sunshine State and was named one of president’s impeachment managers during the House hearings.

Andrew Pollack, whose daughter Meadow was killed in the deadly 2018 Parkland high school shooting, is also scheduled to speak Monday. Another father of one of the slain students, Fred Guttenberg, addressed the Democratic National Convention last week.

Related: Ron DeSantis was supposed to star at Trump’s Florida convention. Not anymore.

Correction: This story was updated to reflect that Matt Gaetz is on the speaker schedule.

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