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Is Adam Putnam Governor Material?

In May 2017, Putnam announced he was running for Florida governor in the 2018 election. Does Adam Putnam share your values and views?Putnam

Republican Adam Putnam served in the U.S. House of Representatives for ten years, representing the Central Florida-based 12th congressional district from 2001 to 2011. He has been Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture since 2011. Putnam’s family is in citrus business.

On October 10, 2002, Putnam voted in favor of authorizing the invasion of Iraq. Adam is full of contradictions- he is pro-war and pro-life. Let’s take a look at Adam’s voting history.

Adam Putnam on Jobs:

Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)

Voted YES on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)

Voted NO on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)

Voted NO on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)

Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)

Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)

Adam Putnam on Budget & Economy:

Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)

Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)

Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)

Voted NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)

Voted NO on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)

Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)

Voted NO on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)

Voted NO on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)

Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)

Adam Putnam on Crime:

Voted NO on expanding services for offenders’ re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)

Adam Putnam on Education:

Voted NO on $40B for green public schools. (May 2009)

Voted NO on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)

Voted NO on allowing Courts to decide on “God” in Pledge of Allegiance. (Jul 2006)

Voted NO on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges. (Mar 2006)

Voted YES on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror. (Nov 2001)

Voted YES on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)

Adam Putnam on Energy & Oil:

Voted NO on enforcing limits on CO2 global warming pollution. (Jun 2009)

Voted NO on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)

Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)

Adam Putnam on Tax Reform:

Voted NO on paying for AMT relief by closing offshore business loopholes. (Dec 2007)

Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)

Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)

Voted YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)

Voted YES on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)

Voted YES on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)

Voted YES on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)

Voted YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)

Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax (“death tax”). (Apr 2001)

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