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Publix: Where shopping — and making hefty political contributions — are a pleasure

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Publix Supermarkets has given nearly $2.6 million to Florida candidates and committees during the 2016 election cycle, including more than $300,000 since the start of August. Among the Lakeland-based company’s most recent contributions were a $100,000 check to the Florida Chamber of Commerce, and an additional $150,000 payment to the group’s “Florida Jobs” political committee. Adam Putnam’s “Florida Grown” political committee also picked up $50,000 from the supermarket chain, with another $6,000 in August contributions heading to the campaign accounts…

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