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Slate of speakers announced for Florida RNC breakfasts



TARPON SPRINGS -- Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio are among those scheduled to speak to the Florida delegation this week. Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam, who is the chair of Mitt Romney's Florida campaign, sent out the schedule to delegates on Saturday. Here's the invite from Putnam: Dear friends and Delegates: As Commissioner of Agriculture and Chairman of Mitt Romney’s campaign in Florida, I’m honored to welcome you all to the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa next week. I’d like to invite you to join me for breakfast each day during our stay at the Innisbrook Resort. Fresh From Florida Victory Breakfast Monday, August 27, through Thursday, August 30 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Innisbrook Resort Inverness Building Ballroom A As you know, Florida will play a critical role in the upcoming election. On August 27 through 31, the eyes of the nation will be on the Sunshine State as we nominate Mitt Romney to be the Republican candidate for president. In November, Americans will watch closely as voters of this key swing state go to the polls to elect Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan as the next President and Vice President of the United States. I’ve invited old friends to join us each day and share their perspectives on this important election. During the week, we’ll hear from: Governor Rick Scott Governor Nikki Haley Governor Luis Fortuno Senator Marco Rubio Former Speaker Newt Gingrich House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (CA) Rep. Kathy McMorris Rodgers (WA) Former Ambassador John Bolton Attorney General Pam Bondi Speaker Designate Will Weatherford U.S. Senate Nominee Rep. Connie Mack RNC Co-Chair Sharon Day RPOF Chairman Lenny Curry I hope you’ll join me to hear these fantastic speakers and enjoy some Florida cuisine. I look forward to seeing you all next week at the Republican National Convention. Sincerely, Adam Putnam Commissioner of Agriculture

[Last modified: Sunday, August 26, 2012 2:48pm]


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