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Florida physicians back Ashley Moody for Attorney General

The Florida Medical Association PAC (FMA PAC) is endorsing former judge and federal prosecutor Ashley Moody in the Republican primary for the Attorney General’s race.

The PAC serves as the political arm of the Florida Medical Association, which represents medical and osteopathic physicians throughout Florida.

“The FMA PAC is proud to endorse former federal judge and prosecutor Ashley Moody as our next Attorney General,” said Dr. Mike Patete, president of FMA PAC.

“Moody has been meeting with our physicians for more than a year, sharing her vision for Florida’s future, and we know she will be a true friend of medicine as Attorney General.”

Moody is competing with Pensacola Rep. Frank White for the Republican nomination in the race. Monday’s announcement that the FMA PAC would be supporting Moody adds the group to a list of recent backers including the Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida and Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera.

“Thank you to the Florida Medical Association’s PAC for their endorsement of my candidacy,” said Moody in response to the endorsement.

“As Attorney General, I will work with the FMA to combat the opioid crisis, prosecute those who prey upon vulnerable Floridians, and eliminate Medicaid fraud.”

Moody has used the state’s matching funds program to help keep pace in a spending war with White, who has brought in more than $4.5 million with the aid of self-funding.

A fresh poll shows White leading Moody by 11 percentage points in the two-way primary race, with one third of likely Republican voters undecided.

The primary election in the AG race will be held Aug. 28.

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Ryan Nicol covers news out of South Florida for Florida Politics. Ryan is a native Floridian who attended undergrad at Nova Southeastern University before moving on to law school at Florida State. After graduating with a law degree he moved into the news industry, working in TV News as a writer and producer, along with some freelance writing work. If you'd like to contact him, send an email to ryan.t.nicol@gmail.com.

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