Latest Fact-checks on Adam Putnam Adam Putnam stated on July 17, 2018 in a TV ad: "Congressman DeSantis voted to cut Social Security and Medicare" and "voted to increase the retirement age." Adam Putnam stated on July 24, 2018 in a campaign ad from his political committee Florida Grown: "Congressman (Ron) DeSantis sponsored legislation to increase sales taxes by 23 percent, hurting families, destroying jobs, devastating tourism" Adam Putnam stated on June 28, 2018 in a Fox News Debate: Says Ron DeSantis "voted in an agricultural bill to give food stamps to illegal immigrants." Adam Putnam stated on June 7, 2018 in an interview with Fox News: Florida taxpayers "pay tens of millions of dollars a year to feed and house in our prison system criminal illegal aliens." Adam Putnam stated on May 5, 2018 in a Republican candidate forum: "Welders are coming out of their tech schools at $28 an hour" and "pipefitters are making six figures." Adam Putnam stated on November 30, 2017 in a campaign speech: Says Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum "wants to make Florida not a sanctuary city but a sanctuary state." Adam Putnam stated on October 31, 2017 in a speech: "The No. 1 job vacancy in Florida every month for seven years has been nursing." Adam Putnam stated on August 30, 2017 in a tweet: San Francisco and Takoma Park, Md., are "allowing illegals to vote." Adam Putnam stated on August 12, 2017 in a Republican party meeting in Orlando: "We're still doing dumb things like telling the parent of an 11-year-old that it's against the law for them to tell their parents what they were tested on ... That will end when I'm governor." Adam Putnam stated on October 31, 2012 in at a Romney campaign rally: An Obama campaign tactic for rallying voters is to "offer them cell phones." Adam Putnam stated on October 30, 2011 in an interview on the CBS News show "Sunday Morning": Says the giant African land snail "carries human meningitis." Adam Putnam stated on April 19, 2011 in a posting on Twitter: Says he couldn't keep a 42-inch redfish he caught because of fishing rules. Adam Putnam stated on January 19, 2011 in a meeting with reporters and editors: "All the money the Department of Citrus has is paid for by the citrus growers. You don't save dollars by eliminating the Department of Citrus." Adam Putnam stated on September 9, 2010 in an interview with the St. Petersburg Times editorial board.: "We've got to find 2 billion gallons (of water per day) between now and 2025." Adam Putnam stated on May 4, 2010 in a campaign statement.: Scott Maddox is a "lobbyist." Adam Putnam stated on May 4, 2010 in a campaign statement: Scott Maddox has run "losing campaigns for 3 of Florida's 4 available cabinet positions."