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Mitt Romney to stump with Rubio in Tampa

by Dara Kam | April 17th, 2010

Mitt Romney will stump with Marco Rubio in Tampa on Monday, Rubio’s U.S. Senate campaign announced today.

Former Florida House Speaker Rubio is likely trying to capitalize on GOP outrage over his primary opponent Gov. Charlie Crist’s veto of SB 6, the contentious teacher merit pay bill.

A recent poll showed Romney an early GOP presidential favorite in Florida in the 2012 election.

Rubio’s garnered the endorsements of both Romney, a former governor of Massachusetts, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, whom Rubio threw his support behind in the 2008 presidential campaign.

Romney’s Free and Strong America PAC is also giving the maximum $5,000 contribution to Rubio, according to his campaign.

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6 Responses to “Mitt Romney to stump with Rubio in Tampa”

  1. swathdiver Says:

    Rubio’s election is not about defeating Crist or bashing him relentlessly. Rubio will mention Crist’s Statist and vote grabbing shenanigans at the expense of the citizens of Florida from time to time. Mainly he’ll focus on what resonates with Florida’s Patriots, our Judeo-Christian values.

    Go Rubio!

    Ohh, the Post forgot to mention Sarah Palin’s endorsement.

  2. marg Says:

    I’ll second that.

  3. whasup Says:

    Romney is a pragmatist and political opportunist. Leaving aside that this is just political spite directed at Gov. Crist, who swung Florida to John McCain in the last presdential primary. What this endorsement reminds me of is when daddy Bush finally endorsed and ran with Ronald Reagan. After opposing Reagan’s “voodoo economics”, Bush the Elder became the biggest cheerleader for those same “voodoo economics.” It’s long past time we shunned the political dynastic families, be they Bushes or Romneys. About the only thing this endorsement says is that Romney can tell who’s going to win the Senate primary.

  4. swathdiver Says:


    Reagan asked Bush 41 to be his VP. 41 Reversed Reagan’s economic policies when he became president and was promptly voted out of office after one term. “Kindler, Gentler America” and “Read My Lips, No New Taxes” come to mind.
    41 was a liberal Republican or as we like to call them, country club republicans.

  5. in the know Says:

    hope the teacher show up to let Rubio know we don’t appreciate his support Jeb’s SB-6

  6. swathdiver Says:

    in the know,

    Let’s hope there are more teachers who care about the students, citizens and state of Florida then protecting poor and immoral co-workers.

    Let’s hope there are more teachers who care about Liberty than the Tyranny of Statism.

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