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Mitt Romney heading to Jacksonville



Romney John McCain may have beaten Mitt Romney in Florida's presidential primary but in conservative Duval County Romney crushed the field winning more than 41 percent of the vote (compared to 27 percent for McCain, 16 percent for Mike Huckabee, and 11 percent for Rudy Giuliani. Romney, a presumed candidate for 2012, hasn't forgotten his pals in northeast Florida and is scheduled to headline a Nov. 9 Duval GOP fundraising dinner honoring Tom Petway for his service to the GOP.

"This dinner will be the foremost Republican event held in Duval County for the last several years. With the combined popularity of Gov. Romney and our own Tom Petway, NE Florida voters should plan to purchase their tickets early to ensure their seat at the dinner," said Duval Republican Chairman Lenny Curry.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:21pm]


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