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With no major primary challengers expected to take on Gov. Ron DeSantis or U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., next year, the agriculture commissioner contest is shaping up to be the main event for Florida Republicans in next year’s primary.
Current appraiser Ken Wilkinson has thrown his support to the new candidate.
“Serving as Florida’s twelfth Commissioner of Agriculture has been the greatest honor of my life,” said Fried.
Getting ready to start her new duties in Tallahassee next week, incoming Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is turning to prominent Democratic activists for help.
Saying he did not want to mire the state in a legal battle, state Rep. Matt Caldwell, R-Lehigh Acres, conceded on Monday, almost two weeks after Election Day, to Democrat Nikki Fried in the race to be Florida’s next agriculture commissioner.
As a statewide recount takes place in Florida, the Democrat running for state agriculture commissioner is declaring victory while her Republican opponent is taking legal action.
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