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Matt Caldwell releases video highlighting #2LaneTravels Work Days Tour

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Rep. Matt Caldwell spent Friday afternoon elbow deep in shark carcasses. The North Fort Myers Republican heaved the sharks onto a scale, weighed them and packed them back in ice, preparing them to be shipped. It was a dirty job in an industry that he will oversee if elected Agriculture Commissioner in 2018. Caldwell kicked off his #2LaneTravels Work Days at Key Largo Fisheries in Key Largo on Friday. The statewide tour is a chance for Caldwell to showcase the…

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Baxter Troutman opens iGrow PC to fund Ag. Commissioner bid

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Baxter Troutman has opened a political committee, allowing him to raise unlimited dollars toward his bid to replace Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam in 2018. State records show Troutman launched iGrow PC, a state political committee. He filed a statement of solicitation with the Division of Elections on June 14, two days after he filed to run for the statewide seat. POLITICO Florida first reported the creation of Troutman’s political committee. Troutman filed the necessary paperwork to run for Agriculture Commissioner…

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Baxter Troutman files to run for Agriculture Commissioner

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Baxter Troutman has made it official. The Winter Haven Republican filed to run for Agriculture Commissioner on Monday, joining an already crowded field vying to replace Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam in 2018. Troutman filed the necessary paperwork Monday, and opened his campaign account with a personal contribution of $2.5 million, according to his campaign. “For two decades, I’ve been building a business and continuing my work in Florida agriculture. Real experience and success in the private sector is what we…

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Baxter Troutman entering competitive Agriculture Commissioner race

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Former state Rep. Baxter Troutman of Winter Haven said he will run for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture. The grandson of the late citrus baron and one-time gubernatorial candidate, Ben Hill Griffin Jr., Troutman will enter the competitive race to succeed Adam Putnam, a Bartow Republican who is term-limited and is running for governor. “I will file either Friday or Monday at the latest,” Troutman said. “This isn’t a decision I came to lightly and it isn’t a step to advance to…

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Polk School Board candidate Becky Troutman hosting affordable campaign event

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Polk County School Board candidate Becky Troutman will hold a low-dollar fundraiser Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Leland Young’s Show Barn, 2905 Central Ave., Bartow. Campaign donations for the event and eats are at an affordable $20 per family. Troutman is the wife of former Republican State Rep. Baxter Troutman, who represented House District 66 from 2003-2010. In March 2008, Baxter Troutman proposed to Becky, his longtime girlfriend, on the floor of the Florida House. Advance reservations can be made…

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Five state legislators endorse Pam Bondi for attorney general

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Today, the Pam Bondi Campaign announced that five state legislators from all areas of the state have endorsed Bondi in her bid to become Florida’s next attorney general. They will be the first announced members of a statewide steering committee to help with providing leadership and policy insight to the campaign team. “As the next Attorney General, Bondi is going to play a key role in fighting gang activity, mortgage fraud, Medicaid fraud, and in keeping our children and seniors…

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