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JD Alexander not running for Ag. Commish, will back Denise Grimsley

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Not only is JD Alexander not running for Commissioner of Agriculture, he’s thrown his support behind state Sen. Denise Grimsley‘s bid for the office. Alexander, who was term limited out of the Florida Senate in 2012, is even hosting a “fundraising reception” for Grimsley at his Lake Wales home. The longtime lawmaker who spearheaded the creation of Florida Polytechnic University had been the subject of rumors that industry heads were pushing him to consider running for the statewide office. “I have been…

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Adam Putnam talks about traps for mosquitoes to test for Zika virus

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At the Bronson Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory in Kissimmee, trained scientists will be working this summer to stop the spread of the Zika virus before it becomes a problem in Florida. At a news event Thursday morning, Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam said there were no Zika cases that originated in Florida yet. Although there are currently 158 cases of Zika in Florida, Putnam reassured that all of them were travel-related — none had originated here. Putnam’s fear, however, was…

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Robert Wexler asking for $ for Scott Maddox

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Robert Wexler is asking for money for Agriculture Commissioner candidate Scott Maddox: It has truly been an honor to represent the people of Florida – and our values – in the United States Congress. In doing so, we faced many battles. We fought to defend President Clinton, and vigorously disputed the unfair recount in 2000. After our tireless efforts, Florida now has voter verifiable ballots, and most memorably, we made history by electing President Obama. Through each of those battles,…

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