Mitt Romney returns to Florida tonight to pick up a few more campaign checks and a little free media as the likeliest of Republican presidential nominees. He starts this evening at the Coral Gables home of insurance wiz Mike Fernandez, who recently raised a few Florida eyebrows when his insurance business negotiated an intriguing deal to take over some of Jackson Memorial Hospital's Medicaid patients. The deal had a whiff of an insider deal (Fernandez is buddies with JMH chief Carlos Migoya), but regardless of all that, it proves one thing: Poverty is big business in Florida.
On Tuesday, Romney will likely host an event in Miami somewhere in the morning before flying off to Naples for another fundraiser, this one hosted by former ambassador Francis Rooney. Later, he'll jetset off to a Tampa Museum of Art fundraiser hosted by Mel and Betty Sembler, Dr. R.R. and Kathleen Vijay, Trey and Nina Traviesa, and state Rep. Will Weatherford.