Florida Grown, the political committee that likely will fuel Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam‘s bid for higher office, posted more than $218,000 in contributions for June.
That’s up from about $185,000 in contributions in May.
Committees face a deadline for reporting their latest numbers on Friday. Putnam’s committee released its figures early on its own website.
The biggest contributor for June is Associated Industries of Florida PAC, which chipped in a healthy $100,000.
Other big givers include FCCI Services Inc., an insurance concern, and Realtors Political Advocacy Committee, with $25,000 each.
Political committees aren’t limited in how much they can accept, unlike candidates’ individual campaign accounts.
June records also show the committee spent $25,000 on a “sponsorship” with the Republican Party of Florida.
Florida Grown was “established by Putnam to help achieve his vision for Florida — a place where jobs are plentiful, quality education is accessible, and freedom and liberty flourish,” according to a news release.
The 41-year-old Putnam still has not confirmed his political plans after he is term-limited as agriculture commissioner in 2018.