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Putnam debuts first Florida campaign iPhone app

Florida campaigns are embracing high tech and none more than Republican Adam Putnam, who is running for agriculture commissioner. Known for his frequent Facebook posts, twittering and Skype interviews from the campaign trail, Putnam is now launching an iPhone app called iPutnam.

(Update: It's been brought to Buzz's attention that decidedly non-techie Charlie Crist actually was first to put out an iPhone ap)

See the details below.

Press release:

Adam Putnam...There’s an App for That
 
iPhone apps are no longer just for paying bills and ordering pizza.
 
“I am excited to announce the launch of iPutnam, an iPhone application that will allow me to stay connected with you throughout the course of the campaign, keeping you updated on where we are and what we are doing, all through your mobile device,” Adam Putnam said.

As the first candidate in Florida history to utilize this kind of technology, the app will be used to inform and engage the public in the new age of agriculture and policy.
 
“I am a different kind of candidate, running a different kind of campaign, and I hope this newest campaign tool will help you understand our commitment to operating the most efficient and advanced Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services,” Putnam stated.

iPutnam will be utilized to send out alerts, photos and videos to keep you updated on breaking news or even last-minute changes to the campaign schedule. The application will allow voters to sign-up to volunteer, receive yard signs, e-mail friends and make contributions. As the campaign continues, more features will be added to include voters in every step of the journey toward Election Day.

“Since day one, we have led an innovative campaign.  We know the launch of iPutnam will help us stay connected to voters and allow us to work effectively on behalf of all Floridians,” Putnam said.

Click here to download iPutnam for FREE or visit the Apple App Store and search “iPutnam.”  To learn more about Congressman Putnam, visit www.adamputnam.com or follow Congressman Putnam on Twitter @adamputnam and Facebook www.facebook.com/adamputnam.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 11:45am]

    

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