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Mel Martinez endorses Mitt Romney



Former U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez, a John McCain backer last time, has endorsed Mitt Romney. The former Massachusetts governor has been bludgeoning Rick Perry for some moderate immigration positions, and presumably won't tout Martinez's support for comprehensive immigration reform a few years back.

Martinez: “I have great confidence that Mitt Romney is the candidate to get our country back on track. Unemployment remains a pressing issue both in Florida and across the nation. Now more than ever, we need a leader who will get our country’s fiscal house in order. From his experience in the private sector, Mitt Romney understands how the real economy works and how jobs are created. As Governor of Massachusetts, he balanced the budget without raising taxes. I am proud to support him."


[Last modified: Monday, October 10, 2011 9:05am]


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