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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., in Afghanistan (Pic via Facebook)

Rubio the No. 1 recipient of Koch money in 2010 Senate races

By | 03.14.11 | 10:59 am

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has madeĀ no secret of his pro-business agenda since taking office in January. It comes as little surprise, then, that his 2010 campaign was backed largely by industries he now supports.

Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam (Pic via Facebook)

Ag. Commissioner took $61K in contributions from sugar/dairy before seeking to halt ban on sugary drinks in schools

By | 12.22.10 | 8:27 am

Incoming Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam recently petitioned the State Board of Education to delay considering a ban on sugary drinks in schools, claiming the focus on soda and chocolate milk does not address the broader picture of school nutrition while insisting students will be better served once the Department of Agriculture is given authority under the president’s new child nutrition bill to establish standards for all school food offerings.

ThinkProgress is reporting that Putnam received upwards of $61,000 in campaign contributions from sugar and dairy interests during the 2010 election cycle, including donations from Coca Cola and individuals associated with U.S. Sugar Corporation.

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