Mitt Romney

Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney cast his support for several Florida Republicans yesterday, including gubernatorial candidate Bill McCollum and Rep. Ander Crenshaw. The endorsements came on the heels of an April endorsement of Senate candidate Marco Rubio.

Mitt Romney’s Free and Strong America PAC released a full list of Romney’s 14 Florida endorsements, and announced $2,500 contributions to both Crenshaw and Rep. Tom Rooney’s campaigns, as well as $250 to Florida State Senate President Jeff Atwater, who is currently in the running to become the state’s Chief Financial Officer.

According to the PAC’s website, their 2010 endorsements are aimed at “electing conservative candidates who will work to lower taxes and spending, restore commonsense principles to healthcare and get our economy moving again.”

The press release concluded with a quote from Romney, summarizing his picks for Florida candidates: “The people of Florida are fortunate to have so many strong candidates who are committed to getting our economy back on track. It is essential that we elect leaders who are committed to creating a pro-growth and pro-jobs environment, and that is why I am pleased to endorse these candidates today.”

Romney is scheduled to appear at a Jacksonville fundraiser for State Sen. John Thrasher’s reelection bid at noon today at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium. Stay tuned: We’ll have coverage of the event.

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