Florida supermarket chain Publix announced Friday it will stop donating money to gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam, who publicly supports the National Rifle Association, after several student activists from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School staged a “die-in” at two stores the same day.
Spokeswoman Maria Brous said the company would “suspend corporate-funded political contributions as we reevaluate our giving processes,” in a statement emailed to The Associated Press.
The Florida chain has given $670,000 over the past three years to Putnam, who is currently the state’s commissioner of agriculture, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
The Republican candidate called himself a “proud #NRASellout!” in a tweet last July.
In the months following the Parkland, Fla., massacre, many companies cut ties with the NRA, including MetLife, and rental car companies like Hertz, Enterprise and Avis.