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From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Fla Pawlenty backers moving to Mitt Romney



UPDATE: Confirmed. Will Weatherford:  “I am proud to get behind Mitt Romney in this election. He has the vision and experience that will be necessary to put our country back on the right path. President Obama’s policies are creating uncertainty and killing jobs in this country. With millions of Americans unemployed, Florida voters are looking for a candidate who will be able to turn this economy around.” 

It's not yet officially confirmed but we're hearing reliable Buzz that some prominent former Tim Pawlenty supporters -- future House Speakers Will Weatherford, Chris Dorworth and Richard Corcoran -- are poised to endorse Mitt Romney for president. Pawlenty already has endorsed Romney and with Romney in Tallahassee tomorrow, the timing makes sense.

Pawlenty National Finance co-chairman Phil Handy of Winter Park also has jumped to Romney.

[Last modified: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 9:09am]


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