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Mitt Romney endorses Marco Rubio

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Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney today announced his endorsement of Marco Rubio for U.S. Senate.

“From his humble beginnings as the son of working-class Cuban exiles, Marco Rubio’s meteoric rise – first to Florida Speaker of the House, and now to a candidate for the U.S. Senate – is the embodiment of the American Dream. While I respect Governor Crist, Marco Rubio’s proven record of conservative, principled, and idea-driven leadership is what Florida needs now. Marco Rubio will be a reliable spokesman against the Washington culture of higher spending, higher taxes and higher debt. I am delighted to endorse his campaign and look forward to the contributions he will make in the U.S. Senate,” said Governor Romney.

Romney’s Free and Strong America PAC also announced that it is making a maximum $5,000 primary election contribution to Rubio’s campaign.

Welcoming Romney’s support, Rubio said, “Throughout his career, Governor Romney has taken on monumental challenges and delivered results that have saved companies, created jobs, inspired pride in the U.S. Olympic movement, and brought conservative reform to Massachusetts. At this time of grave economic and national security threats, Governor Romney’s is an important voice speaking with clarity about the dangers of the Obama agenda, while leading the conversation about what it will take to ensure America remains strong, secure and prosperous. I am honored to have Governor Romney’s support as we continue rallying Floridians behind our limited government movement.”

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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