Adam Putnam finishes campaign with two-week “Florida Grown” Tour

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Adam Putnam finishes his re-election campaign with a two-week “Florida Grown” Bus Tour, where he will attempt to visit as many of the state’s diverse electorate as possible.

Today through Election Day, the incumbent Republican Agriculture Commissioner crisscrosses Florida with a plan to have as many as 50 campaign stops statewide.

Throughout this week, Putnam will tour though South Florida, joined by a host of local GOP lawmakers, including state Reps. Holly Raschein and Erik Fresen, Republican candidate Daniel Diaz-Leyva and Jeb Bush Jr.

Putnam faces Democrat Thad Hamilton in November.

On Sunday, Putnam kicked off the “Florida Grown” Bus Tour in the Florida Keys, with a visit to the Fisheries Market and Mariana in Marathon.  On hand were Raschein, Sheriff Rick Ramsay, Commissioner David Rice, County Mayor Sylvia Murphy, Marathon Mayor Dick Ramsay and Monroe County REC Chair Debby Goodman.

Monday, Putnam visited West Miami, with stops at the Latin America Restaurant on 890 SW 57th Avenue, joined by Fresen, Bush, Commissioner Rebeca Sosa and Miami-Dade County REC Chair Nelson Diaz.

Later, the tour stopped at Maximo Gomez Domino Park, 801 SW 5th Avenue in Miami, with Diaz-Leyva, Bush and Diaz.

In a statement, Putnam’s goal for the “Florida Grown” Tour is talk about his priorities for the next four years: protecting consumers from fraud, encouraging economic prosperity, honoring veterans and promote academic success.

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