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Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina added to Sunshine Summit lineup



Count Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and former HP CEO Carly Fiorina in for the Republican Party of Florida's Sunshine Summit next month in Orlando.

“The addition of Sen. Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina to the list of presidential candidates speaking at the Sunshine Summit is further proof that this is the most significant event in Florida politics this fall," Florida GOP Chairman Blaise Ingoglia said in a statement. "We look forward to them firing up the grassroots as we build the momentum to deliver our 29 electoral votes to the Republican nominee in 2016.”

Already committed: Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Lindsey Graham, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, John Kasich, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum, Rand Paul and Donald Trump.

That leaves Florida resident Ben Carson, Jim Gilmore and George Pataki as unconfirmed for the Nov. 12-14 event.

[Last modified: Friday, October 9, 2015 8:36am]


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