Frank Torres, Orlando Freelance Reporter

Putnam Stands with “Q” , FFPC Endorses Adams, Crotty Picks Pena

In Uncategorized on July 25, 2012 at 1:51 pm

A few big endorsements over the last 36 hours.

In the Congressional District 9 race, former congressman and current Florida Secretary of Agriculture Adam Putnam has endorsed John “Q” Quinones in his Republican primary.

Putnam is a rising star in the party who’s been featured on RPOF literature frequently over the last year. While this isn’t a flashy endorsement that will throw voters off of the fence, it is the kind of endorsement that’s recognized by donors and will inspire them to pull out the checkbooks.

“Q” is currently competing in the CD 9 Republican primary against Julius Melendez, Todd Long, and Mark Oxner. The winner will face Alan Grayson in the general election.

Sandy Adams’ most recent endorsement could earn the vote of a lot of the social conservatives in Congressional District 7.

The Florida Family Policy Council announced they would endorse the freshman Congresswoman in her intense, primary against fellow House Representative John Mica. The council frequently holds events that vet the social beliefs of conservative candidates and runs awareness campaigns during election years.

This primary continues to garner national attention. Adams adds this endorsement to former Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin. Mica holds a large fundraising advantage and hit television this morning with attack ads against Adams. We’ll put those ads on the Aww Snap meter when they’re available.

In one of the tightest State House races in the region. State House 49 Candidate Marco Pena announced the endorsement of former Orange County Mayor Rich Crotty yesterday. Pena adds the former mayor’s endorsement, to nods from current Orange County Commissioners Jennifer Thompson and John Martinez. He faces opposition from Rene “Coach P” Plasencia.

All three of these races have been competitive and are expected to go down to the wire.

Adam Putnam has endorse John Quinones in his Republican primary

  1. […] is the 2nd endorsement in as many days for Adams. Yesterday, she earned the endorsement of the FFPC. A major social conservative group in the […]

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