Politics & Government

February 16, 2009 3:24 PM

Republicans in Washington flee back to Florida

Why would a Republican congressman potentially on track to be speaker of the House leave Washington for one of the lowest-profile posts in Tallahassee? Ask Adam Putnam, a political wunderkind elected in 2001 at the age of 26 who stepped off the leadership path and launched a bid this month for state agriculture commissioner.

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