Ashley Moody files for reelection as Attorney General
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Moody’s path to reelection is without many obstacles.

Attorney General Ashley Moody filed for reelection Wednesday as Florida’s top cop.

Thus far, Moody’s reelection campaign is without many obstacles.

With no Democratic challenger as of yet, political prognosticators expect the position to remain in Republican hands for at least a fourth consecutive term.

Moody, elected in 2018, focused on a variety of issues including human trafficking and opioid addiction during her first term.

A former federal prosecutor and judge, she proved herself a fundraising machine as well — outpacing all statewide candidates except Gov. Ron DeSantis this year.

Friends of Ashley Moody, her committee, raised $134,055 across 30 contributions in July. The committee has collected just shy of $7 million since it launched three years ago.

Despite some fanfare over unifying issues, Moody has drawn substantial criticism for delving into partisan issues.

Most notably, perhaps, she joined a Texas lawsuit to toss the presidential election results in four states.

The move, though unsuccessful, would’ve voided the votes of millions in a move to steer the election in former President Donald Trump‘s favor.

Moody is also an outspoken critic of President Joe Biden and his immigration policies.

Beyond cable news appearances, Moody was among 20 Republican attorneys general who signed a letter demanding assurances of tighter immigration policy.

Moody later traveled to the southern border alongside DeSantis and Senate President Wilton Simpson to discuss border security issues with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.

Florida, the trio suggested, is receiving a significant share of people crossing the Mexican border illegally.

Moody, though vaccinated, contracted COVID-19 shortly after the trip.

Not least, Moody in June met with Republican leaders to rally against court-packing, a controversial move that would expand the U.S. Supreme Court to include additional justices. She vowed to fight court-packing and any similar efforts by Biden.

Big Tech has also drawn the Top Cop’s ire.

Within a year, Moody, alongside other Attorneys General, sued Google three times over antitrust laws.

In July, a government watchdog group ranked Moody among the top “obstructionists” of “progress” in the nation.

Moody’s office called the charges “a blatant political attack from a liberal, dark-money group targeting strong Republican leaders.”

Moody defeated Democratic candidate Sean Shaw by more than 500,000 votes in 2018 to succeed term-limited Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi.

Jason Delgado

Jason Delgado covers news out of the state capital for Florida Politics. After a stint with the U.S. Army, Jason attended the University of Central Florida where he studied American Policy and National Security. His past bylines include WMFE-NPR and POLITICO Florida. Throw him a line at [email protected] or on Twitter at @byJasonDelgado.


4 comments

  • Tom Palmer

    September 1, 2021 at 6:34 pm

    I’m pretty sure she’s still a lawyer.

    • Peter Schorsch

      September 2, 2021 at 5:51 am

      Yeah, that was not phrased correctly.

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  • Janusz Muszak

    September 9, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    Ashley Moody is an inept Attorney General, incapable of prosecuting perhaps her major donors in tourism industry. To wit, contacted her numerous times about Covid related theft of my money by a cruise line company, only to have Ashley to ignore me. You wrote “Moody’s reelection campaign is without many obstacles”; we will see about that.

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