Jeff Kottkamp Gets Three More Legislators Backing His AG Bid
Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp’s bid for attorney general is getting some backing from legislators in the eastern part of Central Florida today as three legislators, two of them former candidates for state Cabinet offices, endorsed the campaign.
Sen. Carey Baker, R-Eustis, who had been running for agriculture commissioner before bowing out before the session, backed Kottkamp today. So did Rep. Pat Patterson, R-DeLand, who pulled out of the race for state CFO last week. Rep. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, also came out behind Kottkamp who faces Assistant State Attorney Pam Bondi and former Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Holly Benson for the Republican nomination.
“I’m supporting Jeff Kottkamp for attorney general because I know he has fought for the issues that are important to me,” said Baker. “As an owner of the oldest gun shop in America, I know that Lieutenant Governor Kottkamp will defend our Second Amendment rights. He staunchly supports protection of our Constitution and that’s why I’m working to elect him Florida’s next attorney general.”
“I appreciate the continued support among members of the Legislature and thank Senator Baker and Representatives Hays and Patterson for their endorsements,” said Kottkamp. “The 42 legislators who have endorsed my campaign come from all over Florida and this is representative of the support we’re gaining from Pensacola to Key West and all points in between.”