Democratic attorney general candidate Dan Gelber campaigned in Tampa over the weekend, the hometown of his opponent Republican Pam Bondi.

Gelber, a former federal prosecutor and current state senator, has accused Bondi of being under the influence of lobbyists, while Bondi has labeled Gelber a “career politician.”

Before running for office for the first time for attorney general, Bondi served as a prosecutor for nearly two decades in Hillborough. With Bondi leading in the latest polls, Gelber made his way to Tampa in an effort to cut into Bondi’s strong base in her hometown.

Tampa political analyst Chris Ingram tells The Florida Independent that Gelber will most likely take South Florida, but his biggest challenge is beating Bondi along the I-4 corrior, and in North Florida.

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