Agriculture Commissioner candidate Adam Putnam is the first statewide candidate to show his cards after the campaign finance quarter ended Friday. The Republican campaign announced he raised $205,000 in the second quarter, bring his total haul to $1.6 million since he entered the race in February. It's the most ever raised by an agriculture commissioner candidate, according to his campaign. He reported $1.3 million cash on hand from 5,545 contributors -- about 95 percent from Florida.
"I have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of financial support our campaign has received and I am even more excited at the ever expanding grassroots network our campaign has built,” said Putnam, a Central Florida congressman.