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Online is the next battleground in governor’s race

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Shortly after a “Liberal Jack Latvala“ website launched, an anti-Adam Putnam/Richard Corcoran Twitter account has started tweeting criticism of the declared and presumptive GOP candidates for governor. The “Conservative Watch” account, which goes by the handle @CWNewsUpdates, was created in June, billing itself as “your source for the latest news and commentary on politics and business by conservative leaders and writers.”

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Adam Putnam campaign banks another $1.3M in July

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Between his campaign and committee, Adam Putnam’s gubernatorial bid is now approaching $17 million in total fundraising, including nearly $1.3 million banked in July.

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Gwen Graham to Adam Putnam: ‘Defend’ Florida oranges

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Steel and citrus brought us to this: “Gwen Graham is calling on Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam to defend Florida orange juice if President Donald Trump triggers a trade war with our European allies,” Graham’s campaign said in a Friday email. Um, what? Here’s what happened: “News broke this morning that the European Union is considering banning imports of American orange juice if Trump moves forward with plans to start a steel trade war.” (Not mentioned by the Graham camp: That same story…

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Adam Putnam fundraising shows ‘grassroots support,’ campaign says

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Republican candidate for governor Adam Putnam, who is sitting on $10 million in cash-on-hand from contributions, has released fundraising numbers showing what his campaign calls his “wide range of grassroots support.” The numbers came in a Thursday email from Amanda Bevis, Putnam’s campaign spokeswoman. He’s now finishing his second term as Florida’s elected agriculture commissioner; he is term-limited in that post in 2018. He “collected more than $2.1 million in the first month (May) since he filed to run for Governor of Florida, with…

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