Florida Gov. Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi land GOP convention spots

Posted at 8:36 AM, Jul 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-14 08:36:51-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi are going to speak at the Republican National Convention.

Convention organizers on Thursday released a partial list of speakers that shows the two Florida politicians will appear on stage at next week's event in Cleveland.

Bondi was the first high-profile Florida politician to back presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump ahead of the March primary. Scott didn't endorse Trump until after the primary.

Other well-known Florida Republicans including former Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio are skipping the convention.

Bondi is getting a speaking spot despite questions that have been raised about her connections to Trump. She personally asked Trump for a contribution to a political committee around the same time her office was being asked about a New York investigation of alleged fraud at Trump University.

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