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Adam Putnam backing Mitt Romney



Florida Agriculture Commissioner and former U.S. Rep. Adam Putnam is endorsing Mitt Romney for president, becoming the first member of the Florida cabinet to take sides in the presidential race. Four years ago, Putnam backed Fred Thompson.

“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 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.”

[Last modified: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 12:01am]


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