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By the numbers, Adam Putnam’s campaign off to a successful start

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Adam Putnam has now spent a week on the road after his launching a 10-day, 22-city bus tour through Florida, kicking off his bid for governor.

So far, the campaign says the response has been “overwhelmingly positive.”

The state’s Agriculture Commissioner, in a series of “Up & Adam” events, has met with a wide variety of residents, grassroots supporters, small businesses, veterans, and first responders through the state.

As proof of the success of Putnam’s launch, the campaign offers some impressive (and a few lighthearted) numbers racked up during the first week of the tour:

— 2,161: Miles traveled on bus tour thus far

— 2,063: Number of attendees to May 10 announcement in Bartow

— 1,881: Number of bus tour stop attendees who committed to vote for Putnam thus far

— 1,007: Number of bus tour stop attendees who signed up to volunteer thus far

— 160: Average number of attendees per bus tour stop

— 100: Silver Sharpies purchased for supporters to sign the bus

— 99: Silver Sharpies out of ink [Campaign Note: Buy more Sharpies at the next stop!]

— 53: Cups of coffee brewed on campaign bus

— 17: Cities visited on the bus tour thus far

— 7: Days spent on the bus tour thus far

— 5: Cities left on the bus tour

— 3: Days left on the bus tour

The tour will continue through the Panhandle in Panama City, Pensacola, Destin and Graceville. The bus tour concludes Saturday at a BBQ in O’Brien. Details, photos and more information is at


Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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