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Slinging possums, eating corn dogs and navigating putrid waters --- all in the dog days of summer --- are just a few of the extremes Florida candidates are going to as they try to emerge victorious at the ballot box.
Since February, Putnam, Republican candidate for governor has been slapped for supporting the Second Amendment and the National Rifle Association; watched as Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students boycotted Publix for its $670,000 donation to his campaign; and was forced to defend his actions after a staffer in his Division of Licensing issued 291 concealed weapons permits without reviewing the background checks.
And the Sebring Republican is joined by two of her primary opponents, former state Rep. Baxter Troutman of Winter Haven and Plant City businessman Mike McCalister, in saying accountability for problems with background checks rests with Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, a Republican who is running for governor.
AIF’s Board of Directors endorsed Putnam who is running in next month’s Republican primary against U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla.
It also wasn’t missed by Florida Democratic Party Chairwoman Terrie Rizzo, who expressed confidence that her party will retake the governor’s mansion after two decades based on what she heard during the debate at the Osceola County resort.
Floridian's From Both Parties Not Clear On Who They Want As Governor . Both the Sunshine State Republicans and Democrats have choices.
First GOP Republican Governor's Get Together Set For Orlando. Many members of the party have at least two candidates with another set to enter the field.
BARTOW, Fla. (AP) - Touting a "conservative vision for Florida" Adam Putnam officially jumped in to the race to succeed Rick Scott as Florida's...