Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam is out with his latest ad in the GOP race for governor. While mostly positive, Putnam has one jab at his opponent, Congressman Ron DeSantis. While talking about his support for President Donald Trump’s agenda of tax cuts and a crackdown on illegal immigration, Putnam says – “But Florida’s not picking an apprentice. We’re electing a Governor.” That’s a nod to both Trump’s endorsement of DeSantis and the President’s former TV reality show.
In the ad, Putnam also embraces the fact that he’s spent his adult life in elected office saying, “I’ve dedicated my life to making our state a better place.” DeSantis has called Putnam a career politician.
With just 10 days left before the August 28 Republican Primary, this is likely Putnam’s closing sales pitch to GOP voters. Recent polls have showed Putnam losing to DeSantis, though a poll released earlier this week shows DeSantis with just a two point lead.