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    Former Puerto Rico Governor and Democrat Carlos Romero Barceló Endorses Gov. Scott’s Campaign for U.S. Senate

    MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott joined former Puerto Rico Governor and democrat Carlos Romero Barceló in Miami to meet with South Florida’s Puerto Rican community and announce Carlos Romero Barceló’s endorsement of the Governor’s U.S. Senate campaign. Carlos Romero Barceló also previously served as Puerto Rico’s Congressman and state senator and as Mayor of San Juan. Governor Scott has accepted the endorsements of 60 Puerto Rican officials.

    Governor Rick Scott said, “I am proud to have worked closely with Puerto Rico leaders to ensure the families of Puerto Rico who are here in Florida have all the resources they need to succeed. My focus will always be on making sure Florida is the most welcoming state and that we are doing everything we can to help Puerto Ricans both here and on the island. I am honored to receive the endorsement today of Former Puerto Rico Governor Carlos Romero Barceló, an incredible leader and advocate for the Puerto Rican community. I look forward to continuing to do all we can in Florida to help Puerto Rican families, and I will keep fighting for these families in D.C.”

    Former Puerto Rico Governor Carlos Romero Barceló said, “As a former Governor, I know what it means to lead, and that is exactly what Governor Scott has done for his neighbors the American citizens in Puerto Rico. No one has helped the Puerto Rican community as much as Governor Scott, and he was here when they moved to Florida because of the Hurricane. No other elected official or politician has helped the American Citizens who have moved from Puerto Rico to Florida. As a lifelong Democrat, I value actions over words, and Governor Scott truly puts people above partisan politics. I am proud to endorse Governor Scott today, as he has proven time and time again to be a true partner, friend and supporter of fellow American Citizens of Puerto Rico. I know he will continue to be the best person to fight for us in our quest for equality in Washington as Florida’s next Senator.”

    The following Puerto Rican officials have previously endorsed Gov. Scott’s campaign for U.S. Senate, including Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón, Former Governor Luis Fortuño, Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of State Luis Rivera Marin, Senate President Thomas Rivera Schatz, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Carlos ‘Johnny’ Méndez Núñez.

    1.           Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón

    2.           Fmr. Gov. Luis Fortuño

    3.           LG Luis Rivera Marin

    4.           Senate President Thomas Rivera Schatz

    5.           Senate Vice President Larry Seilhamer Rodriguez

    6.           Speaker Johnny Mendez

    7.           Fmr. Attorney General Jose Fuentes

    8.           Committeewoman Zoraida Fonalledas

    9.           Hon. Nelson Cruz, Senator

    10.        Hon. Eric Correa, Senator

    11.        Hon. Nayda Venegas, Senator

    12.        Hon. Miguel Laureano, Senator

    13.        Hon. Henry Neuman, Senator

    14.        Rep. Jose Aponte-Hernandez

    15.        Rep. Eddie Charbonier

    16.        Rep. Maria Ramos

    17.        Rep. Angelo Cruz

    18.        Rep. Jorge Navarro

    19.        Rep. Gabriel Rodriguez

    20.        Rep. Michael Abid Quiñones

    21.        Rep. Maria Charbonier

    22.        Rep. Manuel Claudio

    23.        Rep. Jackie Rodriguez

    24.        Rep. Lourdes Ramos

    25.        Rep. Jose “Quiquito” Melendez

    26.        Rep. Felix Lassalle

    27.        Rep. Georgie Navarro

    28.        Rep. Gabriel Rodriguez

    29.        Rep. Juan Oscar Morales

    30.        Rep. Victor Pares

    31.        Rep. Tony Soto

    32.        Rep. Junior Perez

    33.        Rep. Yashira Lebron

    34.        Rep. Nelson Del Valle

    35.        Rep. Pelle Santiago

    36.        Rep. Guillermo Miranda

    37.        Rep. Jose Gonzalez

    38.        Rep. Joel Franqui

    39.        Rep. Maricarmen Mas

    40.        Rep. Victor Torres

    41.        Rep. Jose Alberto Banchs

    42.        Rep. Urayoan Hernandez

    43.        Rep. Rey Vargas

    44.        Rep. Angel Bulerin

    45.        Rep. Nestor Alonso

    46.        Rep. Pichy Torres Zamora

    47.        President of Mayors Federation and Mayor of Arecibo Carlos Molina

    48.        Mayor of Bayamon, Ramon Luis Rivera

    49.        Mayor of Guaynabo Angel Perez

    50.        Mayor of Aguadilla Carlos Mendez

    51.        Mayor of Camuy Edwin Garcia

    52.        Senator Henry Newmann

    53.        Mayor of Cataño Félix Delgado

    54.        Mayor of Ceiba Angelo Cruz

    55.        Mayor of Naguabo Noe Marcano

    56.        Mayor of Yaco Luigi Torres

    57.        Mayor of Guanica Santos Seda

    58.        Mayor of Cataño Felix Delgado

    59.        Mayor of Moca Kiko Aviles