Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam is looking for volunteers to step up in Sarasota and Manatee counties to spread the word about his gubernatorial campaign.
Putnam sent out an email this week declaring himself the “grassroots candidate” in the race to replace Gov. Rick Scott – not an unreasonable claim given his penchant for small-town campaign stops – and asking supporters to turn out in Venice Saturday morning.
“Every door knocked, voter reached and dollar raised makes a difference,” the campaign said in the email. “Hope to see you out in the field.”
Supporters can commit to some hours promoting Putnam’s “Florida First” message by registering online or reaching out to the campaign’s Tampa Bay area political director, JR Kennelly, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (941) 587-5163.
Those who volunteer should plan to show up at Centennial Park, 207 W Venice Ave, at 8:30 am Saturday.
Putnam is currently the fundraising leader in the governor race. After posting his second $2 million month in a row, Polk County’s favorite son has raised nearly $29 million for his bid and has more than $19 million on hand.
He currently faces U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis in the Republican Primary, though House Speaker Richard Corcoran looks like he’s finally ready to jump into the race – he said Thursday he’ll make a “big announcement” next week.