Miami Herald: Written by Adam Smith and Steve Contorno.
Adam Putnam is a career politician who will say and do anything to win and an “errand boy” for U.S. Sugar, Ron DeSantis declared in a televised gubernatorial debate between the two GOP rivals on Wednesday night.
DeSantis is a “Seinfeld candidate” whose campaign is all about nothing, Putnam said. He knows next to nothing about Florida issues.
“You’ve run for three offices in three years. That’s a career politician with (attention deficit disorder),” the agriculture commissioner said in response to DeSantis repeatedly calling Putnam a lifelong politician.
Held at Jacksonville University and televised across the state — but not in Tampa Bay — the second and final Republican primary debate for governor included particularly sharp exchanges about environmental policy and the blue-green algae bloom crisis afflicting large swaths of Florida.