The special election was called when Republican Halsey Beshears gave up his seat to serve as Gov. Ron DeSantis’ secretary of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. The district stretches across parts of the Big Bend and North Florida.
The FPCA is the latest law enforcement group to endorse DeSantis, joining the Police Benevolent Association, the Broward Sheriff's Office Deputies Association and most sheriffs in the state in backing the Republican.
President William M. B. Fleming Jr. said the school, which spends 98 percent of its annual budget in Palm Beach County, said PBA was helping South Florida on many fronts.
Dolphins wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson knelt during the anthem before Sunday’s home game against the Tennessee Titans.
Having been endorsed by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., last week, state Rep. Matt Caldwell, R-Lehigh Acres, continued to gather support as he runs for the Republican nomination to be Florida’s next agriculture commissioner.
Facing a serious primary challenge from U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., Putnam highlighted his support from 45 of the sheriffs that lead law enforcement in Florida’s 67 counties.