Kellyanne Conway, Pam Bondi to speak today at Women for Trump event in Tampa

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Event comes as Donald Trump gears up reelection efforts in critical swing state.

Presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway and former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi will speak Thursday at the Tampa Convention Center.

The women are headliners for a “Women for Trump” event Thursday.

Conway has been among the high-profile surrogates for President Donald Trump. The prominent pollster managed his presidential campaign in 2016. One of the biggest upsets in U.S. history, the campaign won 30 states, including Florida, to win an Electoral College victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Bondi, another close ally of Trump, served as Florida’s top legal officer from 2010 through 2018. She has remained a prominent political commentator, appearing on Fox News regularly since before the 2018 elections.

Both high-profile women aim to help rally female voters for Trump.

Notably, First Lady Casey DeSantis, while initially announced as a speaker by the Trump campaign, will not attend. She has no public appearances scheduled because of a state execution taking place the same day, according to Helen Aguirre Ferré, a spokeswoman for the Governor’s Office.

The Republican President has often lacked support among women. A poll released by The Hill showed as many as 62% of women inclined not to support Trump’s re-election.

With some prominent women running for the Democratic nomination, including California Sen. Kamala Harris and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, it could prove especially critical for Trump to energize women conservatives.

Florida also looks, as always, to be a critical swing state in the coming presidential election.

Bondi won two statewide elections in Florida. Most recently she won a second term as Attorney General with 55 percent of the vote over Democrat George Sheldon.

The Women for Trump event will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the Tampa Convention Center. RSVPs are being accepted here.

Jacob Ogles

Jacob Ogles has covered politics in Florida since 2000 for regional outlets including SRQ Magazine in Sarasota, The News-Press in Fort Myers and The Daily Commercial in Leesburg. His work has appeared nationally in The Advocate, Wired and other publications. Events like SRQ’s Where The Votes Are workshops made Ogles one of Southwest Florida’s most respected political analysts, and outlets like WWSB ABC 7 and WSRQ Sarasota have featured his insights. He can be reached at jacobogles@hotmail.com.


13 comments

  • DumpTrump2020

    August 19, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    If any male is looking for a reason to justify his misogyny, this could be it! Beyond that – “Women For Trump” – would appear to be a super-oxymoron.

    • Andrew Boles

      August 20, 2019 at 2:06 pm

      Still mad about the Republicans taking away your slaves, are you?

  • Sonja Fitch

    August 19, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    This is sexist stupid.

  • Paula

    August 19, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    Two terribly misguided women.

  • Karen

    August 19, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    Event will be packed with America’s Patriots!!!
    GO TRUMP!!
    Save America from the useful idiots!!!

  • Dale Charrette

    August 20, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    Hello we are going, have registered for tickets, does anyone have any idea of how many people are expected to attend or how many hours early one should plan on being there. Support President Trump and reelection for 2020. Get on the Trump Train.

  • GARY

    August 20, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    GOD BLESS DJT AND ALL THE PATRIOTS THAT SUPPORT HIM!

  • JfromJupiter

    August 20, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    Mark-up one more pending Hatch Act violation for Kellyanne.

    • g

      August 21, 2019 at 5:18 am

      good luck with that

  • Jim

    August 21, 2019 at 8:59 am

    If Floriduh would give its panhandle to Alabamee (where, geographically, it belongs), Floriduh would be a Blue state.

    • gary

      August 21, 2019 at 4:04 pm

      Jim, in 2020, you are going to be very unhappy as more states flip RED!

    • Sue

      August 21, 2019 at 11:06 pm

      I think we should have No FL and So FL as separate states. No FL would include everything above Orlando. No reason to just give away just the panhandle imo.

  • PAUL

    August 22, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    My wife and I will be attending tonight. The more liberals rant about our President the more Trump supporters love him. Trump will not be President forever, at some point in the future liberals will have a President in office and Republicans will never forget! Karma will come!

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