Romney launches Florida primary campaign

Katie McHugh Associate Editor
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Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney made his first Florida campaign stop in Boca Raton Tuesday night, visiting the home of Ned Siegel for a $1,000 per head fundraising dinner, reports The Palm Beach Post.

Siegel, a veteran of Florida Republican politics and current member of Romney’s Florida finance team, likens the candidate to former Florida governor Jeb Bush. “I think he’s the strongest presidential candidate when it comes to job creation and stimulating the economy,” said Siegel, praising Romney’s handle on national policy.

Romney will travel to Miami, Orlando, and St. Petersburg Wednesday, and will visit Sarasota Thursday. He currently leads most early Republican presidential polls.