Jacksonville, FL None - Longtime Jacksonville political strategist Susie Wiles is jumping on the Romney bandwagon.
"I'm of the mind that he's got the values and the experience and the temperament to be the Republican nominee and so in whatever way I can be helpful I'm happy to do that."
After leaving as Jon Huntman's campaign manager this summer, Wiles has been named co-cHair of Mitt Romney's Florida Advisory Council.
"She was my campaign manager and did a great job. I'm sure she'll do a great job for anybody she elects to support", said Governor Rick Scott during a Monday interview with WOKV News.
Scott stopped short of saying who he plans to vote for, nor whether he is going to endorse a Republican before the Florida primary.
Here is the official release from the Mitt Romney campaign website:
Mitt Romney today announced the endorsement of Florida political leader Susie Wiles. Wiles will serve as a Co-Chair of Romney for President’s Florida Advisory Council.
“On the issues that I have been fighting for in my campaign, Susie has been a leader and advocate in Florida and across the country for years,” said Mitt Romney. “The addition of Susie to my Florida campaign adds to a growing and strong campaign team. With her support and the hard work of my Florida team, we will defeat President Obama, fix our nation’s economy, stop the growth of government, and bring jobs back to Florida. I am proud to have her support.”
Announcing her support, Susie Wiles said, “As this campaign has progressed, I have had an opportunity to observe each of the candidates and it is clear to me that one candidate stands out from the rest: Mitt Romney. Governor Romney is a conservative businessman who knows what it takes to turn our economy around. He has demonstrated the stability, intellect and integrity that Republicans are looking for in their standard bearer. And perhaps most importantly, he will take the battle to President Obama's doorstep and ensure that Barack Obama is a one term president.”