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Former St. Pete Mayor Rick Baker is new senior adviser to Mitt Romney campaign



Former St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker backed Mitt Romney four years ago, but decided in 2011 to jump on board the Herman Cain campaign. That didn't work out so well. Now Baker is back with team Romney, which has named him "Senior Adviser on Urban Policy" for the national campaign.

“Mitt Romney is the strongest Republican candidate and he is the only person capable of defeating Barack Obama in 2012," Baker said in a statement. "Mitt Romney has the experience, the vision and the commitment to conservative values that our Republican nominee will need to draw bold contrasts with the President’s failed, big government agenda. It is an honor to join his team and I look forward to working to ensure that he is elected the next President of the United States.”

[Last modified: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 12:57pm]


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