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Former AG Bondi headed to DC to work with lobbying firm

January 22, 2019
FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2018 file photo, after a meeting on student safety with President Donald Trump at the White House, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi speaks to reporters outside the West Wing about about responses to school shootings like the attack in Parkland, Fla., in Washington. Bondi is heading to Washington D.C. to take a new post with a leading lobbying firm. Ballard Partners announced Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, the well-known Republican politician will head the firm’s new regulatory compliance office. The firm is headed by Brian Ballard, who has close ties to Trump. The news was first reported by Politico. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is heading to Washington to take a new post with a leading lobbying firm.

Ballard Partners announced Tuesday the well-known Republican politician will head the firm’s new regulatory compliance office. The firm is headed by Brian Ballard, who has close ties to President Donald Trump.

The news was first reported by Politico.

Bondi left office earlier this month after serving two terms as attorney general.

Last November, President Trump said he wanted Bondi to join his administration. During her time as office Bondi was a frequent guest on Fox News, which stoked speculation she may start a television career.

Ballard Partners says Bondi will assist large companies implement policies dealing with various issues such as data privacy and opioid abuse.

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