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Baxter Troutman files to run for Agriculture Commissioner

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Baxter Troutman has made it official. The Winter Haven Republican filed to run for Agriculture Commissioner on Monday, joining an already crowded field vying to replace Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam in 2018. Troutman filed the necessary paperwork Monday, and opened his campaign account with a personal contribution of $2.5 million, according to his campaign. “For two decades, I’ve been building a business and continuing my work in Florida agriculture. Real experience and success in the private sector is what we…

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Adam Putnam fundraising panel to host Senate candidates

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Come to Zolfo Springs for the barbecue; stay to listen to the Republican candidates for U.S. Senate. Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam‘s political committee, “Florida Grown,” is hosting the annual “Friends of Florida Agriculture Barbecue” on Saturday, at Peace River Valley Ranch in Hardee County.  The ranch is about a five-hour drive from Tallahassee, an hour and a half from Tampa, and nearly four hours from Miami. GOP contenders Ron DeSantis, a northeast Florida congressman; Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez–Cantera; and Todd Wilcox, a Special Forces…

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