Jennifer Carroll Goes to Bat for Mitt Romney

Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke to the national convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in Houston on Wednesday and Republican leaders are looking to lure some African-American voters away from the president.

In Florida, Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll went to bat for Romney, noting that African-Americans remain lagging behind the rest of the nation in terms of employment under Obama’s watch.

“President Obama’s policies are failing us,” Carroll said in a statement on Wednesday. “The African-American unemployment rate increased by almost an entire percentage point last month and, at 14.4 percent, it is almost double that of the nation’s overall unemployment rate. This is simply unacceptable. We cannot settle for another month of nearly nonexistent job creation. President Obama’s policies have made a bad situation worse for struggling African-American families. Fortunately, we can put a stop to these job-killing policies by electing Mitt Romney. Governor Romney understands and knows what it takes to create a favorable environment for job creation, and with his pro-growth agenda, Mitt Romney will steer our country back in the right direction and this direction will help restore prosperity for African American-families."

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