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His newest constituent

U.S. Rep. Adam Putnam, the Bartow Republican who recently birthed a difficult deal to keep off-shore oil and natural gas drilling as far as 100 miles off Florida's shores, just marked another major delivery, but this time his wife did all the hard work:

Child number four.

Adam Hughes Putnam Jr. was born at 2:49 p.m. Sunday. He weighed in at a meaty 8 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

Rep. Putnam and his wife, Melissa, have three other children, ages 5, three and two. Chief of staff John Hambel reports that mom, Adam Jr. and the rest of the clan are healthy and doing well.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:06pm]


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