Best Of 2017

Best Good Ol' Boy Hoedown: Adam Putnam's gubernatorial campaign launch

Best Good Ol' Boy Hoedown

Florida: It's the ultimate coastal state, and it has an incredibly diverse population. Someone should tell that to Ag Commissioner Adam Putnam, who (his disagreement with Trump on DACA notwithstanding) acts as though he's running for governor of Mississippi (which also doesn't realize it's a coastal state). So Putnam, a Polk County native, had his announcement outside a courthouse in rural Bartow, complete with a marching band and probably a possum toss. It was so very white. But you know what isn't? Florida! —Kate Bradshaw