Adam Putnam Backs GOP Congressional Hopeful Ron DeSantis
Ron DeSantis, an attorney and veteran who is running in the Republican primary for a new congressional seat stretching from the outskirts of Jacksonville to Volusia County, continues to reel in impressive endorsements from GOP leaders. On Thursday, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam announced he was backing DeSantis.
"Ron DeSantis is a true conservative we can trust to reform Washington, D.C.,” Putnam said. “I'm happy to endorse Ron because I know that he understands we need get our economy going again by reducing the reach of government and lowering the burden it places on our job creators and innovators."
Putnam mentioned his own service in Congress as a reason why he was backing DeSantis.
"Trying to reform Congress is a job I'm all too familiar with and we need dedicated conservatives like Ron to stand up for our values now more than ever,” Putnam said.
"Commissioner Adam Putnam was highly respected as a member of Congress and is now fighting the good fight against overbearing federal agencies such as the EPA as Florida's commissioner of agriculture and I am very grateful for his support," said DeSantis. "Commissioner Putnam is a leader for Florida and is committed to creating an environment in which the economy can thrive."