Marco Rubio making it known who he thinks should be Florida's next agriculture commissioner.
The Republican Florida senator is backing Representative Matt Caldwell in the race.
“As the most conservative candidate in the race for Commissioner of Agriculture,” Rubio said on Wednesday, “Matt Caldwell has been an unwavering supporter of the Second Amendment, consistently voted to cut taxes and reduce the size of government, and is a staunch supporter of the right-to-life.”
Caldwell, “proud to have Senator Rubio’s endorsement,” asserted that he is “working from the winning playbook of Senator Marco Rubio in 2010 when he was the underdog candidate and won because he was the most conservative and the hardest working..”
Caldwell is facing former state Representative Baxter Troutman, state Representative Denise Grimsley and former Army officer Mike McCalister in the upcoming primary.
Current Commissioner, Adam Putnam, is running for governor.
The primary election is Aug. 28th.