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In fundraising push, Putnam boasts support from Corcoran, ‘one of our state’s great conservatives’

He also trashed liberals and the billionaires backing them.
Corccoran, left, and Putnam. [AP]
Corccoran, left, and Putnam. [AP]
Published May 10, 2018|Updated May 10, 2018

House Speaker Richard Corcoran said it took him 2.2 seconds to endorse Adam Putnam's gubernatorial bid after deciding against his own.

It took Putnam about a day to turn Corcoran's endorsement into a fundraising pitch, calling his newest Republican backer "one of our state's great conservatives" and "a principled conservative, family man and leader."

Then he asked for money, saying, "big-money liberals are already doing everything they can to take over Tallahassee this fall," noting investments that progressive billionaires George Soros and Tom Steyer have made in Florida.

Putnam is running against Rep. Ron DeSantis for the Republican nomination, who shrugged off the Corcoran endorsement as an "insider deal" between two denizens of Tallahassee.

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Friend,

Did you see yesterday’s big news? If not, I’ll fill you in…

One of our state’s great conservatives, Richard Corcoran, endorsed our campaign. He said it took him “2.2 seconds” to make the decision.

Will you join Richard Corcoran in supporting our campaign by chipping in $25, $50, $100, $250 or whatever you can afford?

I’ve known Richard for a while now. He’s a principled conservative, family man and leader. That’s why I’m honored to have his endorsement.