[UPDATE] 11-4 1:05pm --
Scott Maddox releases a statement thanking supporters:
Somehow saying thank you just doesn’t seem sufficient.
I can never convey how much your support has meant to my family and me. The last 15 months, as we crisscrossed the state of Florida, friends and supporters opened up their homes and hearts to us. A statewide campaign is daunting. It takes a supportive family, ton of volunteers, a dedicated staff and many people who are willing to contribute. I was blessed with all of the above.
We made a spirited run, getting nearly two million votes, but we faced a national tide that had nothing to do with our race. Things like that sometimes happen in politics. I am proud of the fact that we made consumer protection a priority in this election. I am proud that we took a strong stance against offshore oil drilling, and convinced others to join us. It is my great hope that because of our opposition to that issue, the winners of the cabinet races will now have a very difficult time approving oil leases in Florida’s coastal waters.
None of this would have been possible without your help. Thank you so much for your support and friendship. Should you ever need my assistance, please don’t hesitate to ask. You may always contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you again.
In the race for Florida's Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam has been declared the winner replacing Charles Bronson.
Putnam, Democrat and former Tallahassee mayor Scott Maddox, Tea Party Member Ira Chester, and Independent Thad Hamilton all went up for the position
Putnam received 57 percent, Maddox received 37 percent, Chester got 4 and Hamilton got 2.
Putnam is your winner.