U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Have a Friend in Romney, NEW COALITION

American ranchers and farmers have formed a new coalition for Governor Mitt Romney…

Having lived a portion of my life among America’s western sagebrushed ranches and farm hayfields, I know what a hardscrabble existence it can be. I also know how VITAL America’s amazing salt-of-the-earth ranchers and farmers are to our nation’s well-being and to the world.

Did you know that farming alone creates 23 MILLION jobs for Americans? That makes agriculture our nation’s largest employer. 23 million jobs is enough to employ every single person in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Portland, Denver, Phoenix, San Diego, Houston, Philadelphia, and Boston - COMBINED. No doubt about it, farmers and ranchers grow our economy.

These are just a few of the reasons I was happy to hear today’s news from Mitt Romney. A dynamic new coalition has been created - ‘Farmers and Ranchers for Romney’:

I’m honored to have so many farmers and ranchers standing with my campaign,” said Mitt Romney. “They are the backbone of America and play a critical role in ensuring Americans across the country have access to safe and affordable food. The fruit of their labor nourishes the world, and I admire their hard work in harvesting our country’s bountiful resources. Our farmers and ranchers also have a critical role in the health of our economy, employingth millions of Americans. I’m grateful to have their support in my efforts to turn around the economy and strengthen the middle class.”

I’ve heard Governor Romney speak of the summer when he was 15 years old and he went to work on his uncle’s ranch in Idaho. He said they raised corn and lots and lots of alfalfa. He recalled how long the days were; it was good, hard work - and a great way to gain real appreciation for the daily rigors of ranching and farming.

Commissioner Adam Putnam said, “As Florida’s Agriculture Commissioner, I’m proud to be supporting Governor Romney’s campaign to get this country moving in the right direction again. While agriculture in America has its own set of unique challenges, farmers are looking for a leader in the White House who knows how the private sector works. Throughout the past three and a half years, President Obama has demonstrated in both his rhetoric and his policies that he lacks that understanding. I’m confident that Governor Romney’s experience and vision will restore a brighter future for all Americans.”

Senator Mike Johanns said, “Having served as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and represented Nebraskans as both Governor and Senator, I’m familiar with the challenges and opportunities throughout rural America. From ranches to family farms, the heartland helped build this nation and agriculture remains part of the very fabric that binds it together. President Obama’s policies have failed to reinvigorate our economy, and even worse, his regulatory overreach stifled growth and cost jobs. Once a man of soaring rhetoric, his words now diminish the labor and sacrifice of all Americans by saying they didn’t build their businesses. I grew up on a farm and know that success is not the result of government action, but rather individual initiative and hard work. Mitt Romney understands the power of free enterprise and its ability to unleash the entrepreneurial spirit. As president, he will not only jumpstart economic growth in this country, but also carefully tend to the needs of agricultural producers and rural communities.”

Former USDA Deputy Secretary Charles Conner said, “I was raised on a family farm, and having policies which help agriculture thrive is close to my heart. That’s one of the reasons why I’m supporting Mitt Romney. The task of turning around our economy so it works for all Americans will not be an easy one, but I’m confident Governor Romney will deliver. Having spent most of his career in the private sector, he knows why President Obama’s policies have ill-served economic growth and the jobs that only free enterprise can create.”

Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey said, “Here in Iowa, farmers and ranchers form a key role in powering our economy. Over the course of the past three and a half years, President Obama hasn’t made good on the promises of his campaign four years ago, and the impact of his economic policies has been devastating throughout the country. The need for a new direction and fresh leadership in the White House could not be clearer, and I believe Mitt Romney will provide both.”

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Jeff Atwater, Florida CFO, Supports Mitt Romney

Florida Cabinet Members: (left to right) Attorney General Pam Bondi, Agricultural Commissioner Adam Putnam, Governor Rick Scott, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater. Adam Putnam endorsed Governor Mitt Romney yesterday. Today, Jeff Atwater announced that he is also supporting Romney. Oct 19, 2021

After Governor Romney’s powerful showing at the presidential debate last night, we have more great news…

Florida’s CFO Jeff Atwater has endorsed Governor Mitt Romney. It’s the second endorsement from a Florida Cabinet member:

Jeff Atwater’s work to reduce spending and regulatory burdens has been critical in the effort to bring Florida out of this economic downturn,” said Mitt Romney. “His leadership in Florida is an example for the rest of the country. I look forward to working with him to bring these principles of lower spending and less regulation to Washington.”

Announcing his support, Florida CFO Jeff Atwater said, “Florida voters are looking for a conservative leader who will restore fiscal responsibility to Washington. President Obama’s regulations have imposed heavy burdens on small businesses. With millions of Americans unemployed, the uncertainty created by his economic policies is simply unacceptable. From his time working in business, Mitt Romney understands that our country can’t continue spending more than we take in. As Governor of Massachusetts, he balanced the budget with a Democratic legislature and without raising taxes. He will offer the critical leadership our country needs in the White House. I am proud to support Mitt in his campaign.”

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Background On Jeff Atwater:

Jeff Atwater Was Elected Florida’s Chief Financial Officer In 2010. From 2009 to 2010, he was Florida Senate President. Elected to the Senate in 2002, he previously served in the Florida House of Representatives and on the North Palm Beach Village Council. He also worked as a community banker.

► Jayde Wyatt

FL Ag Commissioner Adam Putnam Endorses Romney

Florida Agriculture Commissioner and former Congressman Adam Putnam is supporting Mitt Romney. 10/18/11

From The Sunshine State, more endorsement news for Governor Romney…

Boston, MA – Mitt Romney today announced the support of Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and former Congressman Adam Putnam.

I am proud to have the support of Commissioner Adam Putnam,” said Mitt Romney. “Throughout his career, Adam’s leadership on difficult issues has served Floridians well. Adam’s support and counsel will be important in the upcoming election, as we work to defeat President Obama and restore the American economy.”

Mitt Romney is a tested conservative and a proven leader. With him in the White House, we can regain our standing abroad and repair our economy at home,” said Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. “Three years into President Obama’s term, it is clear that his policies have failed the country. Onerous regulations are burdening businesses, overspending has threatened our credit and unemployment remains dangerously high. Florida has felt the effects of these failed policies more than many other states, and we can’t afford to continue down the same path. Mitt Romney knows how the economy works – he spent his life in the private sector and has the knowledge and the plan to put Americans back on the path to prosperity.”

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Background On Commissioner Putnam:

Commissioner Putnam Was Elected To The Florida Cabinet In 2010. Putnam heads the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, an agency responsible for promoting Florida agriculture, a $100 billion industry, fostering the development of renewable energy and enabling lawful businesses to succeed. Prior to his election, he served for five terms in the United States House of Representatives. While in Congress, Putnam was elected Chairman of the House Republican Conference and served on the Government Reform, Rules, Agriculture and Financial Services Committees. Putnam was a member of the Florida House of Representatives before being elected to the U.S. Congress.

Thank you, Commissioner Putnam!

► Jayde Wyatt