Romney adds a Florida commencement speech to spring schedule

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Posted: Jan 21, 2015 2:30 PM
Romney adds a Florida commencement speech to spring schedule

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — As he decides whether to run for president a third time, Republican Mitt Romney has accepted an invitation to speak at Jacksonville University's spring graduation in the key presidential battleground of Florida.

Romney also will receive an honorary degree on April 25, the private school announced.

Florida delivered Romney a vital primary victory in 2012 as he distanced himself from a crowded field. The former Massachusetts governor also spent considerable time and money there in the fall campaign, though President Barack Obama won Florida again.

In 2016, Romney could find himself battling two of Florida's favorite sons: former Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio.

Romney advisers suggest he'll decide soon whether to launch another campaign.

He is scheduled Wednesday evening to speak at an investment management conference in Utah.