Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam in recent days has aggressively touted  his commitment to get tough on illegal immigration, both in a Fox News appearance and in a new TV ad featuring popular Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd.

The campaign of his primary rival, U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, today put out a statement ripping Putnam's record. It was a rare DeSantis news release that included anything other than a promo for an upcoming Fox News appearance.

"Only a few days after trying to pull the wool over the eyes of conservatives on Fox News, Amnesty Adam is trying to revise his weak record on immigration all over again. After spending years telling Floridians that immigration can't be dealt with in Florida because only Washington can handle the issue, he's now reversing course and pretending to be the law and order candidate." Said David Vasquez, press secretary for the Ron DeSantis campaign.

"Since he voted with Nancy Pelosi against securing our border and supported both the Gang of Eight Amnesty AND the McCain-Flake Amnesty, Adam Putnam has nothing to say to Florida conservatives about immigration, so he had to have someone else say it for him and even then he just talked in generalities. Amnesty Adam should step in front of the camera and explain his votes to the Florida conservatives."