- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 2, 2015

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Six Republican presidential candidates or potential candidates will speak at an economic summit organized by Florida Gov. Rick Scott.

Scott invited business owners from around the state to Tuesday’s summit.

It will feature former Gov. Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. Sen. Marco Rubio was scheduled to attend but canceled to attend a vote in Washington, D.C.

Bush and Rubio are the favorites to carry Florida’s GOP presidential primary. Rubio has declared a run, and Bush is expected to do so soon.

Florida’s primary is a winner-take-all contest, and even if the state’s favorite sons have a lock on the primary, other Republicans can’t ignore the state because it is also a key to winning the general election as the largest swing state.


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