Troutman releases six quick-hit digital ads highlighting agriculture, gun issues

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About a year after formally entering the race to be Florida’s next commissioner of agriculture, former state Rep. Baxter Troutman released six new digital ads along with a revamp of his campaign website Monday night. The short ads each introduce Troutman and touch on an issue, including gun rights, water sustainability and citrus greening, a disease that has had detrimental … Read More

Baxter Troutman releases second statewide ad

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The second television ad for Baxter Troutman, Republican candidate for Agriculture Commissioner, began running statewide Wednesday. The ad for the Winter Haven businessman and grower is part of a $1.6 million television and digital ad package the campaign announced two weeks ago. The first television ad featured Becky Troutman, the candidate’s wife, talking about her husband and his career and … Read More

Candidate for Commissioner of Agriculture Visits Marianna

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  MARIANNA, Fla. – Republican candidate for commissioner of agriculture, Baxter Troutman, paid a visit to Jackson County Wednesday evening. Troutman met Jackson County citizens in Marianna, to chat over barbecue, about his plans for the states agriculture industry. He said he wants to continue to provide the two million agriculture related jobs that already exist, and see if he … Read More

Baxter Troutman drops big ad buy in Florida AG race

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  Ag Commissioner candidate Baxter Troutman is going on TV through the August primary, using personal wealth to challenge Republican primary rivals. “This ad buy has been part of our strategy since day one — and will be the first of several,” the former Republican state representative tells the Tampa Bay Times. There’s $1.6 million behind the ad, according to the … Read More

Baxter Troutman campaign snarks opponents in Agriculture Commissioner race

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Former state Rep. Baxter Troutman reported raising $2.9 million by the end of February in his run for Florida Agriculture Commissioner. The Winter Haven Republican still has $2.7 million in the bank. In money collected, Troutman is ahead of his Republican primary opponents, and his campaign manager feels he is ahead in qualifications, dubbing both in a comment that they aren’t as … Read More

Baxter Troutman hits $2.9M raised in Ag Commissioner race

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Republican Baxter Troutman said his Agriculture Commissioner campaign hit the $2.9 million mark in total fundraising last month and has $2.7 million on hand. Troutman, a former Winter Haven state representative, is one of three Republicans vying to replace term-limited Ag Commissioner Adam Putnam, who is running for Governor in 2018. Troutman’s February campaign finance report is not yet available through the Florida Division … Read More

Work man

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The recession was especially painful for Baxter Troutman. When it hit in 2008, he had to close seven branches of his employee recruitment company, Labor Solutions. He let go of 41 employees — more than 80% of the company’s payroll. “It was an economic drive-by shooting,” he says. “There were a lot of victims of the recession.” But his company … Read More

Former state Rep. Baxter Troutman files for agriculture commissioner

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Citrus grower and former state Rep. Baxter Troutman is joining the growing field vying for commissioner of agriculture. The Winter Haven Republican served in the House from 2002 to 2010. He opened his campaign account Monday with a $2.5 million personal contribution, his campaign said. “Every corner of this great state feels the practical and economic impact of agriculture, and … Read More

Baxter Troutman entering competitive Agriculture Commissioner race

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Former state Rep. Baxter Troutman of Winter Haven said he will run for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture. The grandson of the late citrus baron and one-time gubernatorial candidate, Ben Hill Griffin Jr., Troutman will enter the competitive race to succeed Adam Putnam, a Bartow Republican who is term-limited and is running for governor. […] Troutman, who proposed to his wife … Read More

Former State Rep. Baxter Troutman Jumps in Ag Commissioner Race

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Another Republican is jumping into the race to become Florida’s next Agriculture Commissioner. On Monday, Republican citrus grower Baxter Troutman officially filed as a Republican candidate for Agriculture Commissioner in the 2018 election. Troutman is the heir to the Ben Hill Griffin, Jr. citrus growing empire and will compete against three other GOP candidates to replace Adam Putnam, who is … Read More