Associated Industries of Florida Announces 2012 Presidential and Federal Endorsements

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Associated Industries of Florida Announces 2012 Presidential and Federal Endorsements

TALLAHASSEE – Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) today announced its 2012 Presidential and federal endorsements and added the Florida business community’s support for Mitt Romney as President. Additionally, AIF has endorsed U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV in his bid for the U.S. Senate and 20 incumbents and candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives, including:

District Candidate

1 Jeff Miller (R)
2 Steve Southerland (R)
3 Ted Yoho (R)
4 Ander Crenshaw (R)
6 Ron Desantis (R)
7 John Mica (R)
8 Bill Posey (R)
9 Todd Long (R)
10 Daniel Webster (R)
11 Richard Nugent (R)
12 Gus Bilirakis (R)
13 C. W. “Bill” Young (R)
16 Vern Buchanan (R)
17 Tom Rooney (R)
18 Allen West (R)
19 Trey Radel (R)
22 Adam Hasner (R)
25 Mario Diaz-Balart (R)
26 David Rivera (R)
27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R)

“AIF believes that Florida is best served by electing federal officials, including the President, Senators and Representatives, who believe in the Federalist model where policy decisions are best left to the states and not dictated by bureaucrats in Washington, D.C.,” said Tom Feeney, Associated Industries of Florida President and CEO. “Their belief in limited government, less taxes and private sector job growth are the keys to economic prosperity, and AIF is proud to endorse these candidates for federal office.”

This is only the second time the statewide business association has endorsed candidates for federal office.

When considering incumbents running for re-election, the AIF board reviewed the voting records of Congressional members as reported by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). All endorsements required a two-thirds vote by the AIF board and no financial contributions were made to these candidates.

To view AIF’s full list of federal and state endorsements, visit



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