Meet Ken Cuccinelli’s Right-Wing, Anti-Choice, Sarah Palin-Backed Pal Pam Bondi


    Ken Cuccinelli is rallying with several Attorneys General today. Needless to say, they’re all very, VERY far to the right. Let’s just take one example  – Florida AG Pam Bondi – as illustrative. Here are a few things you might want to know about Bondi.

    *Trump contribution to Pam Bondi’s re-election draws more scrutiny to her fundraising: “Bondi apologized last month after she persuaded Gov. Rick Scott to delay an execution so she could host a fundraiser at her South Tampa home that ended up raising $140,000. Now comes criticism of a $25,000 contribution made by one of Donald Trump’s foundations to a political committee associated with Bondi. The donation came three days after an Attorney General’s office spokeswoman said Bondi was reviewing allegations in a lawsuit filed by the New York attorney general against get-rich-quick seminars associated with Trump.”

    *Execution rescheduled to accommodate Pam Bondi fundraiser: “There is no graver responsibility and act of state government than an execution. In Florida this week, a campaign fundraiser takes precedence. Attorney General Pam Bondi persuaded Gov. Rick Scott to postpone an execution scheduled for tonight because it conflicted with her re-election kick-off reception.”

    *Pam Bondi backs NRA effort to overturn federal gun law: “Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange late last week filed a brief supporting the NRA’s attempt to have a federal court strike down a law that restricts handguns to people under the age of 21. Florida and 20 other states co-signed the brief.”

    *ZERO rating from Planned Parenthood (She was also endorsed by the radical anti-choice Susan B. Anthony List, with its “long history of waging war on women’s rights and healthcare, from their support of radical ‘personhood’ legislation to their fight to ban access to abortion in all cases – including rape, incest, and danger to the life of the mother.”)

    *She says “I believe that the federal healthcare mandate is unconstitutional, and I absolutely support the current lawsuit to stop the mandate.” (Note that the Supreme Court said the individual mandate – originally a conservative idea, by the way – was CONSTITUTIONAL.)

    *Her website declared, “Pam Bondi supports an Arizona-style immigration law for Florida.” Ee gads.

    *Sarah Palin endorses Pam Bondi for attorney general (“‘I’m so very proud to be endorsed by such a strong Christian woman who loves her family and her country and is a true role model,’ Bondi said.”

    Any further questions?

    • From the Democratic Party of Virginia:

      Cuccinelli Continues to Adhere to Extreme Tea Party Ideology By Campaigning with Fellow Opponent to Violence Against Women Act

      Today, Ken Cuccinelli will continue to turn to his extreme Tea Party base by appearing with Luther Strange, the Attorney General from Alabama who joined Cuccinelli in refusing to sign a letter urging Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.

      Cuccinelli and Strange were two of just three Attorneys General who refused to join 47 of their colleagues across the nation to support this bipartisan legislation that supports efforts to combat domestic violence in nearly every locality across Virginia.

      “Ken Cuccinelli has made it clear that he cares more about his reputation with the extreme Tea Party Republicans than supporting the safety and the economic well-being of women and families across Virginia,” said DPVA spokesman Brian Coy. “Instead of working to increase opportunities for Virginia women, Ken Cuccinelli is doubling down on his opposition to the Violence Against Women Act by appearing with another extreme Attorney General Luther Strange.”

    • From the DPVA:

      Cuccinelli unsure if he would have voted to put furloughed Virginians back to work, avoid default disaster

      Today at an event in Sterling, Ken Cuccinelli further illustrated to Virginians why he would bring dangerous and divisive Tea Party shutdown politics to Richmond if he’s elected.

      As WJLA’s Jeff Goldberg reported via Twitter, when asked whether he would have voted for last week’s bipartisan deal to end the shutdown that was hurting thousands of Virginia families, and avoid a disastrous default on the nation’s debt, Cuccinelli told reporters, “I don’t know.”

      “Today Ken Cuccinelli confirmed Virginians’ worst fears about what kind of Governor he would be if he’s elected on November 5th,” said DPVA spokesman Brian Coy. “Instead of condemning his Tea Party friends for holding Virginia’s economy hostage to their extreme shutdown agenda, he stood on the sidelines while real leaders called for action.

      “Now, after a bipartisan deal that put people back to work and avoided a cataclysmic default, Cuccinelli still won’t put Virginia families ahead of Ted Cruz and their fellow Tea Party extremists. Given the damage reckless Tea Partiers in Washington have done to our economy, there’s no way we can bring one to Richmond.”