Adam Putnam surpasses $15 million raised for gubernatorial bid - Florida Politics

Adam Putnam surpasses $15 million raised for gubernatorial bid

In the two months since Republican Adam Putnam filed to run for governor in 2018, his campaign account and political committee combined have blown past the $15 million mark in contributions, a campaign spokeswoman announced Wednesday.

“That’s two back-to-back months of more than $2 million in contributions each month,” Amanda Bevis said.

Here’s a breakdown of the numbers:

— $15.67 million collected to date (campaign and PC combined).

— $11.65 million cash on hand at the end of June (campaign and PC combined).

— $2.127 million collected in June 2017 alone (campaign and PC combined).

— 4,268 contributors to the campaign to date.

— 3,254 small dollar contributors (<$500) to date.

“The strong finance numbers are matched by the strength in grassroots support for Putnam,” Bevis said. “After a record-breaking kick-off in May, he continued the grassroots momentum in June with ‘Up & Adam’ Breakfasts in Bradenton, Newberry and Ocala, and campaign stops in Apopka, Winter Park and Miami, among others.”

There’s “no summer break for this campaign,” she added. “Over the holiday, Putnam was greeting supporters at Florida’s biggest Fourth Parade. Dozens of volunteers turned out to walk with Adam in the Independence Day Parade in Brandon. It was a ‘Redhead, White and Blue’ Fourth for this crew.”

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.
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