Democrats Mount Low-Key Campaigns for Florida AG Race

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News Release: Associated Press
August 22, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida Democrats are choosing between two relative unknowns in the primary for attorney general.

State Rep. Perry Thurston is squaring off against former Obama administration official George Sheldon on Tuesday. The winner will run against incumbent Republican Pam Bondi and a Libertarian candidate in November.

Neither candidate has raised much money. Instead the two men have relied on party functions and radio ads to get the word out to voters.

Thurston is a lawyer from Fort Lauderdale and has been House Democratic leader the last two years. Sheldon has held various positions in government including stints as deputy attorney general and secretary of the Department of Children and Families.

Both candidates have criticized Bondi and her opposition to medical marijuana and same sex marriage.

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