Florida Chamber endorses Ashley Moody for re-election

Three Democrats are vying for the chance to face her in November.

The Florida Chamber of Commerce is backing Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody in her re-election bid.

In announcing its endorsement, the Chamber highlighted the incumbent’s dedication to the rule of law and work to combat human trafficking.

“As Attorney General, Ashley has continued making Florida stronger, safer, and more secure by being a tireless advocate for law enforcement and leading the fight to combat human trafficking, all while upholding the rule of law in our judicial system and fighting back against federal overreach to protect Florida’s future,” Florida Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Mark Wilson said in a statement.

Although the incumbent faces no opponents in the upcoming Republican Primary, three Democrats are vying for the chance to face her in November.

“I’m honored to have the support of Florida Chamber members across the state that know a strong state depends on competitive markets free from fraudulent and deceptive practices,” Moody added. “Florida thrives when its citizens and businesses thrive. That’s why I’m committed to ensuring that Florida remains a top state to start a business and raise a family.”

So far, Moody is ahead in the resource war against the Democratic field. She is approaching $6 million cash on hand between her campaign account and her political committee, Friends of Ashley Moody.

Moody won a competitive Primary four years ago, and spent much of the immediate aftermath of that contest retooling against that year’s Democratic nominee, Tampa lawyer Sean Shaw. This time around, Moody is watching as the other side scrambles.

Daniel Uhlfelder of Santa Rosa Beach has roughly $25,000 cash on hand in his campaign account and nearly $27,000 in his political committee, Hold Tallahassee Accountable.

Former State Attorney Aramis Ayala of Orlando has roughly $10,000 on hand, meanwhile. Fort Lauderdale’s Jim Lewis has about $5,000 on hand, and his campaign would be underwater were it not for a $15,000 personal loan months back.

Kelly Hayes

Kelly Hayes studied journalism and political science at the University of Florida. Kelly was born and raised in Tampa Bay. A recent graduate, she enjoys government and legal reporting. She has experience covering the Florida Legislature as well as local government, and is a proud Alligator alum. You can reach Kelly at [email protected].


  • Joe Corsin

    August 3, 2022 at 11:12 am

    Ashli Moody fell for Trump schemes to overturn a free and fair election. Filed paperwork. She should be arrested…

    • Impeach Biden

      August 3, 2022 at 11:20 am

      I think she should arrest your sorry ass and take your alias Offen away as well 🤣

      • Joe Corsin

        August 3, 2022 at 11:35 am

        ^ This guy has had a doctorate degree in bioengineering… created many life saving technologies…best known in the field. Greatly respected in the scientific community. Best selling author. Donated millions to research. Has a wonderful family and is very wealthy. ..

  • Elliott Offen

    August 3, 2022 at 12:41 pm

    Vote BLUE to send Ashli Moody back to the hog grifter whore house.

  • Dan

    August 3, 2022 at 1:15 pm

    Of course they are. Who ever crosses Der Santis’ hand-picked minions gets targeted by his administration for retaliation.

    • Impeach Biden

      August 3, 2022 at 8:01 pm

      But it’s just fine for the MSM to openly support the Democratic candidate, maybe even slip them the debate questions. I read my rag newspaper everyday and it is a Democratic position paper. Not one Republican recommended on their editorial page, but Dan is just fine with that.

      • Joe Corsin

        August 4, 2022 at 6:41 am

        Why the hell would anyone promote a greasy conservative Republican? All they do is lie and shovel money to the rich. They’ve got no GD platform anymore! Do nothing for ordinary people…and at the same time they obstruct and sabotage government and try to steal elections. You Karens are nuts!!!

  • Beth

    August 5, 2022 at 3:00 am

    Who would endorse someone who used taxpayer money to join a lawsuit promoting trumps big lie and helping to incite an insurrection that killed police officers and threatened the lives of the Vice President and members of Congress? Moody should be disbarred not running for office. She is nothing but DeSantis’ lapdog and a disgrace to the legal profession. Time for sane, intelligent Americans to rise up and get these criminals out of office. Vote for an AG who understands the constitution and who believes in democracy.

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