Romney nabs endorsement from trio of Florida Republicans

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) on Thursday picked up the endorsements of a trio of Florida Republican congressmen.

Reps. Connie Mack, Tom Rooney and Ander Crenshaw all announced their support for Romney in the Sunshine State, which hosts an important primary for Republicans like Romney, who is running for president.

“I am proud to have the support of these Florida leaders. They share my goals of creating jobs, getting our exploding deficits under control and reversing President Obama’s failed policies," Romney said in a release.

Romney also announced that state Sen. John Thrasher, a former chairman of the state's Republican Party, would be backing his presidential campaign.

It's a strong show of support for Romney in Florida and serves as something of a warning for other GOP presidential candidates. Former Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman (R) will base his presidential campaign there, and the state's ultimately expected to hold a primary fairly early in the cycle, but following the first three contests in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.

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