TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Incumbent Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam is already amassing a large campaign account for his re-election.
Putnam quietly began his 2014 re-election campaign this past spring. His first campaign report filed Wednesday showed he has already raised nearly $600,000 since mid-April.
Putnam is a Republican and a former member of Congress. His one announced opponent - Democrat Thaddeus Hamilton from Sunrise - has raised $760.
Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater - who is also running for re-election - has not yet filed his latest report. Atwater earlier this year reporting raising $90,000. But Atwater is also getting significant financial support from the Republican Party of Florida.
Attorney General Pam Bondi will not have to file a report since she did not open her re-election account until last week.
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