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At a time when Americans are repelled by the nasty partisan politics encroaching into every corner of our lives, Publix has entered the fray of the Florida governor’s race. It’s a misguided move. Food and politics don’t mix well. But, the Tampa Bay Times reports , the loved supermarket icon, its heirs and past and present leaders are bankrolling the campaign of Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam at unprecedented levels. They’re endorsing and subsidizing no saint. Although President Donald Trump has snubbed his candidacy in favor of his Republican opponent, Putnam is a vocal supporter of Trump’s vitriolic anti-immigrant policies, and while he served in Congress before Trump existed, he cast anti-minority votes. Full story

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