March money pours into Adam Putnam committee


Florida Grown, the fundraising committee that likely will fuel Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam‘s 2018 bid for governor, posted more than $125,000 in contributions for March.

Committees face a Monday deadline for reporting March numbers; the committee released its figures early on its own website.

Top contributors are the Associated Industries of Florida PAC with $25,000 and M. Clayton Hollis Jr. of Lakeland with $15,000. Hollis is a retired vice president of public affairs for the Publix Super Markets Inc. chain.

March’s largest single expenditure was $55,000 in fees to Silloh Consulting, the company held by Justin Hollis, who chairs Florida Grown.

Generally, political committees aren’t limited in how much they can accept, unlike candidates’ individual campaign accounts.

Editor’s Note: This version corrects figures in an earlier post.

Jim Rosica

Jim Rosica is the Tallahassee-based Senior Editor for Florida Politics. He previously was the Tampa Tribune’s statehouse reporter. Before that, he covered three legislative sessions in Florida for The Associated Press. Jim graduated from law school in 2009 after spending nearly a decade covering courts for the Tallahassee Democrat, including reporting on the 2000 presidential recount. He can be reached at [email protected].


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