Adam Putnam committee raises $285K in April


Florida Grown, the fundraising committee that likely will fuel Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam‘s 2018 bid for governor, posted nearly $285,000 in contributions for April.

Committees face a deadline for reporting their latest numbers next Tuesday. The committee released its figures early on its own website.

April’s fundraising includes a $20,000 check from Hoyt R. Barnett, vice president of Publix Super Markets Inc.

The committee also raked in dozens of small contributions of $25, $50 and $100. They came at its annual “Friends of Florida Agriculture Barbecue” on April 2 at Peace River Valley Ranch in Hardee County. 

Among those chipping in $25 was Marshall Criser III, chancellor of the State University System of Florida. He identified himself only as “educator.”

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

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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