Adam Putnam’s political committee racks up another cool million in May

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Republican candidate for governor Adam Putnam’s political committee posted more than $1 million in contributions for May, the committee’s own reports show.

The Division of Elections’ deadline for reporting May numbers is Monday. Florida Grown hadn’t posted its information with the state as of Monday morning, but has rolling contribution and expenditure information on its website.

May contributions totaled more than $1.01 million, while monthly expenditures were just over $244,000.

Big contributors early in the month included the A. Duda & Sons agricultural and land development company of Oviedo at $100,000, and Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association Mutual of Maitland at listed at $60,000. 

Among top individual donors, physician Gordon W. Ondra of Lakeland gave the PC $50,000.

Later in the month, the SSLP Political Committee of Venice, also affiliated with Putnam, closed out and gave Florida Grown all its remaining $221,237, records show.

Produce distributor Six L’S Packing Company of Immokalee chipped in $50,000.

Not counting May, the committee has over $8 million in cash-on-hand funds.

Putnam, the current agriculture commissioner, is term-limited next year. The 42-year-old declared his long-expected candidacy for governor last month, followed by a statewide bus tour.

His campaign has yet to post its own numbers.