Adam Putnam fundraising committee, Florida Grown, raised $218K in June


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.

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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