Pam Bondi re-elected as Florida attorney general

Republican incumbent defeats former deputy attorney general George Sheldon

Pam Bondi has been re-elected as Florida's attorney general.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Pam Bondi has won a second term as Florida's attorney general.

Voters Tuesday chose the Republican incumbent over Democrat George Sheldon and independent candidate Bill Wohlsifer.

Bondi held 55 percent of the vote with 36 percent of the precincts reporting.

The 48-year-old former prosecutor is a close ally of Gov. Rick Scott. She raised more than $4 million for her re-election. That dwarfed the money raised by Sheldon.

Bondi, who previously served as an assistant state attorney in Hillsborough County, was elected in 2010, but her crusade against same-sex marriage has not won her any favor with gay voters.

She has focused her work on combating human trafficking and prescription drug abuse.

Critics claim she has focused too intensely on partisan issues in opposing medical marijuana and same-sex marriage.

Sheldon won the Democratic primary in August, defeating Fort Lauderdale attorney and state Rep. Perry Thurston.

The former deputy attorney general most recently worked as assistant secretary for the Administration for Children and Families within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under President Barack Obama.

Sheldon has served as secretary of the Florida Department of Children and Families under former Gov. Charlie Crist. He also served in the state House of Representatives from 1974-82 and was a legislative aide to former Sen. Reubin Askew.

Attorney General

Putnam wins another term as Florida agriculture commissioner

Adam Putnam won another term as Florida's agriculture commissioner.

Adam Putnam has been elected to serve another term as Florida's agriculture commissioner.

The 40-year-old Republican incumbent was easily re-elected Tuesday over Democratic challenger Thaddeus "Thad" Hamilton.

Putnam held 60 percent of the vote with 59 percent of the precincts reporting.

Putnam's victory came after a campaign that saw a lopsided fundraising advantage: Putnam raised $3.7 million to Hamilton's $38,000.

Florida's agriculture commissioner oversees food safety and helps the state's farmers market their crops.

Commissioner of Agriculture

Atwater elected to another term as Florida CFO

Jeff Atwater was elected to another term as Florida's chief financial officer.

Republican incumbent Jeff Atwater has been elected to another term as Florida's chief financial officer.

Atwater easily beat Democratic opponent William Rankin with 59 percent of the vote in Tuesday's election.

The 56-year-old outspent his opponent handily, raising about $4 million to Rankin's $37,000.

Atwater also oversees a 2,600-employee agency that includes the state's insurance department and treasury. The CFO also manages a $21.4 billion financial portfolio.

Chief Financial Officer

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