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Press Release - Mitt Romney Announces Support of Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam

October 18, 2011

Mitt Romney today announced the support of Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and former Congressman Adam Putnam.

"I am proud to have the support of Commissioner Adam Putnam," said Mitt Romney. "Throughout his career, Adam's leadership on difficult issues has served Floridians well. Adam's support and counsel will be important in the upcoming election, as we work to defeat President Obama and restore the American economy."

"Mitt Romney is a tested conservative and a proven leader. With him in the White House, we can regain our standing abroad and repair our economy at home," said Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. "Three years into President Obama's term, it is clear that his policies have failed the country. Onerous regulations are burdening businesses, overspending has threatened our credit and unemployment remains dangerously high. Florida has felt the effects of these failed policies more than many other states, and we can't afford to continue down the same path. Mitt Romney knows how the economy works – he spent his life in the private sector and has the knowledge and the plan to put Americans back on the path to prosperity."

Background On Commissioner Putnam:

  • Commissioner Putnam was elected to The Florida Cabinet in 2010. Putnam heads the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, an agency responsible for promoting Florida agriculture, a $100 billion industry, fostering the development of renewable energy and enabling lawful businesses to succeed. Prior to his election, he served for five terms in the United States House of Representatives. While in Congress, Putnam was elected Chairman of the House Republican Conference and served on the Government Reform, Rules, Agriculture and Financial Services Committees. Putnam was a member of the Florida House of Representatives before being elected to the U.S. Congress.

Mitt Romney, Press Release - Mitt Romney Announces Support of Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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