Putnam, whose entire campaign is centered on Second Amendment rights, literally closed the door on a Politico reporter Tuesday who asked if he'd still be using that moniker to describe himself.
Politico now says Putnam's once front-and-center "NRA sellout" messaging has been scrubbed from his official website and digital ads.
The saying originally came about last July when Tampa Bay Times columnist Daniel Ruth absolutely roasted Putnam for his shady ties to the gun lobby, calling him a "sellout" and an NRA bootlicker among other things.
Putnam then responded by pronouncing his love for his gun lobby overlords, and agreed with Ruth that he is indeed a "Proud NRA sellout."
Now it appears all that's left of Putnam's
relaxed background checks for gun owners.