Tallahassee, FL – Today, Florida GOP Chairman Blaise Ingoglia released the following statement announcing the first round of presidential candidates participating in the Sunshine Summit:
“I am excited to welcome Gov. Bush, Sen. Graham, Gov. Jindal, and Sen. Rubio to the list of candidates attending the Sunshine Summit. Their participation will help fire up Florida Republicans as we come together before 2016. The Sunshine Summit is a unique event where candidates will share their vision for the future of our nation with the more than 2,500 expected activists and grassroots leaders in one of the most influential primary and general election swing states. We look forward to announcing additional participating candidates as we draw closer to our event,” said Florida GOP Chairman Blaise Ingoglia.
“I am excited to participate in the Republican Party of Florida's Sunshine Summit in my beloved home state. As governor of Florida, I led our state’s economy into the 21st century by shrinking government, creating high-wage jobs and cutting taxes by $19 billion. Florida is a critical state in both the primary and general elections. With the support of families and voters across Florida,
I am committed to reforming Washington with the same principles and values that reformed our state,” said Governor Jeb Bush.
“I look forward to meeting the many Floridians who will attend the Sunshine Summit and discussing my plan to destroy and degrade radical Islam, win the war on terror, and protect American families,” said Senator Lindsey Graham
“I’m honored to be heading to the Sunshine Summit in the battleground state of Florida. The American people are tired of Washington’s rhetoric and are ready for a leader that has a record of actually shrinking the size and cost of government,” said Governor Bobby Jindal.
"As a son of Florida, I am excited to speak at the Republican Party of Florida’s Sunshine Summit. More than ever our nation is ready for leadership that will lead us to economic opportunity and growth in a new American century. Our state and nation have offered me the opportunities that no other nation could, and now, through my conservative agenda we can restore the hope and promise of the American Dream,” said Senator Marco Rubio