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In one of the tightest races of the night, Caldwell had 3,995,344 votes giving him 50.1 percent. Fried had 3,974,121 votes, giving her 49.9 percent. That is close enough that, if it stands, there will be a recount.
Caldwell said the average Floridian in the city or suburb might not understand just how wide ranging the department’s responsibilities are.
Caldwell faces Democrat Nikki Fried, an attorney and lobbyist, in next month’s general election.
Caldwell announced on Thursday that the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association PAC (FFVA), Florida Citrus Mutual, the Florida Forestry Association and the Florida Farm Bureau FarmPAC were backing him over Nikki Fried, an attorney who has the Democratic nomination.
The NFIB Florida PAC endorsed Caldwell, who faces Democrat attorney Nikki Fried in November, at an event in Bradenton. The group represents almost 10,000 businesses across the Sunshine State.
Caldwell announced on Monday morning that his efforts have led to more than $1 million since winning the Republican nomination in last month’s primary.
With state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam facing term limits, voters across the state from both major parties nominated candidates to replace him in Tuesday’s...