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USDA Secretary Adam Putnam?



Mitt Romney today named Floria Agriculture Secretary Adam Putnam a national chairman of his "Farmers and Ranchers for Romney coalition." Putnam already serves as Florida Chairman of the Romney campaign.

“As Florida’s Agriculture Commissioner, I’m proud to be supporting Governor Romney’s campaign to get this country moving in the right direction again," Putnam said. "While agriculture in America has its own set of unique challenges, farmers are looking for a leader in the White House who knows how the private sector works. Throughout the past three and a half years, President Obama has demonstrated in both his rhetoric and his policies that he lacks that understanding. I’m confident that Governor Romney’s experience and vision will restore a brighter future for all Americans.”

And there's this nugget from the agriculture news service DTN: August 13, 2012 | COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam is the most likely candidate for Agriculture secretary if Mitt Romney is elected president, two key agricultural lobbyists said here last week. ...

[Last modified: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 5:28pm]


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