Adam Putnam, Jeff Atwater each crack $1.7M in fundraising

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Re-election efforts of both Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater brought in $1.7 million in contributions, according recently filed reports with the Division of Elections.

Putnam took in $91,085 in April, for an overall total of $1,778,309, as well as $571,358 of in-kind donations through April 30.

Democratic Ag commissioner candidate Thad Hamilton raised a total of $12,613 last month.

At the same time, Atwater collected $139,385 in April for a total of $1,734,854, with another $686,349 in in-kind contributions.

William Rankin, the Democratic CFO candidate, had $8,342 in total through April.

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