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.