Adam Putnam Named to Mitt Romney’s Farmers Coalition
Will Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam be headed back to the national stage if there is a change in White House?
The former U.S. congressman has been tapped for Republican presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s Farmers and Ranchers for Romney coalition.
“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 stated in a release.
“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.”
Others named to the coalition are Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., former USDA Deputy Secretary Charles Conner and Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey.
“I’m honored to have so many farmers and ranchers standing with my campaign,” Romney stated in the release.
“They are the backbone of America and play a critical role in ensuring Americans across the country have access to safe and affordable food. The fruit of their labor nourishes the world, and I admire their hard work in harvesting our country’s bountiful resources. Our farmers and ranchers also have a critical role in the health of our economy, employing millions of Americans. I’m grateful to have their support in my efforts to turn around the economy and strengthen the middle class.”