The Walt Disney Co. is betting big on Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. Since 2015, Disney has given $400,648 to Florida Grown, a committee supporting Putnam, but has also donated $70,000 to a committee run by state Sen. Jack Latvala and $35,000 to a new committee set up by House Speaker Richard Corcoran. U.S. Sugar Corp. and Duke Energy have given to Putnam, Corcoran and Latvala’s committees,
Disney’s donation to Corcoran could be considered surprising since the speaker led a blistering battle against the state paying their advertising bill.
Disney and other companies haven’t given anything to the three major Democratic candidates already in the race.