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Some big Fla endorsements for Tim Pawlenty

The Buzz is that Will Weatherford, Chris Dorworth, and Richard Corcoran - each slated to be a future Florida House Speaker - are preparing to endorse former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty for president. Endorsements obviously don't win races, but it's a sign that Pawlenty is picking up some significant support among the GOP leadership in Florida.

UPDATE. It's official. Excerpts from the release: "Our Country needs a president who can achieve results not just deliver speeches. I firmly believe Tim Pawlenty is that leader,” said Weatherford. “Tim Pawlenty oversaw significant, conservative changes in a traditionally blue state. His strong record of results amidst challenging circumstances proves that he is ready to lead our Nation.”    
Weatherford added, “Tim Pawlenty has the ability to get our economy back on the right track and restore the promise of America. I am 'all in' as an enthusiastic and motivated member of Team Pawlenty."

 ..."Gov. Pawlenty does not just talk about getting things done; he has the fortitude to make real conservative change and reign in government spending," said Dorworth. 

 "I am proud to join Gov. Pawlenty's team and am excited to help introduce him to Floridians," said Corcoran.  "Familiarity with his record will ensure a Pawlenty victory."


[Last modified: Wednesday, July 6, 2011 7:45am]


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