Publix announced Friday that it suspended its political contributions as it faces scrutiny for donating to Adam Putnam, a Florida Republican who is pro-gun rights and is running for governor.

“We would never knowingly disappoint our customers or the communities we serve,’’ Publix spokesman Dwaine Stevens said in a statement obtained by the Orlando Sentinel. “As a result, we decided earlier this week to suspend corporate-funded political contributions as we reevaluate our giving processes.’’