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Updated: 05/17/2017 08:30:02AM

Polk County power: Politicians from Polk

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PHOTO BY JEFF ROSLOW

After introducing Adam Putnam recently, the Republican candidate for governor gives a hug to Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, also well-known nationally known Polk County resident.

PHOTO BY TOMMY GRIFFIN

J.J. Corbett, World War II veteran who fought with the Triple Nickels and long-time educator a nd state championship track coach at Union, delivered the Pledge of Allegiance at the Florida Grown Homestand BBQ Wednesday at the Polk County History Center.

By LLOYD DUNKELBERGER

and JIM TURNER

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TALLAHASSEE – If Adam Putnam is successful in his bid for governor next year, he will become the fourth governor who can claim Polk County as his home.

It’s a significant feat for a county that ranks ninth in population among Florida’s 67 counties and doesn’t include any of the state’s major cities. But Polk has always punched above its political weight.

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