Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam is pursuing a bid to become Florida’s next Governor, and the National Rifle Association and the Unified Sportsmen of Florida have just endorsed Matt Caldwell to replace Putnam as Florida’s next Agriculture Commissioner.
Former NRA President and current executive director of the Unified Sportsmen of Florida, Marion Hammer, explained the endorsement.
In a statement, Hammer said that “Representative Matt Caldwell has been a steadfast supporter of Second Amendment issues as a member of the Florida House. His support of Second Amendment, self-defense, and anti-crime issues and his pro-sportsmen, pro-Second Amendment, pro-freedom record have earned him our endorsement.”
She also noted that “He is the only candidate in this race with a perfect record of unyielding support of the Second Amendment to our Constitution. His background of active, dedicated legislative service to advancing the cause of Freedom and protecting Second Amendment rights has been outstanding. That’s why we trust you to administer Florida’s Concealed Weapons and Firearms Licensing Program. We urge all Second Amendment supporters to vote for Matt Caldwell for Florida’s commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services.”
In response to the endorsement, Caldwell said that “I’m proud to have received the endorsement of the NRA. Floridians can trust me to stand strong in defense of their constitutional freedoms. I am the only candidate to consistently have an A+ NRA rating and I am honored that they have placed their trust in me with a full endorsement. I am an unwavering defender of the 2nd Amendment because I believe what our Founders believed: our rights come from God, not politicians.”