Tim Scott, Jennifer Carroll and Allen West lead Romney’s Black Leadership Council

posted by scottpowers on September, 5 2012 10:24 AM

Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll and U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Plantation, are among three national chairs of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s newly-named “Black Leadership Council.”

“I am proud to have the endorsements of so many leaders in the black community,” Romney stated in a release issued by his campaign. “They know all too well that the economic downturn that has continued to hammer our country has been even more devastating for black Americans. Together, we will work to end that downturn, and we will not rest until all Americans have the jobs they need, the quality education they are owed, and the opportunities they deserve.”

The third chair of the 21-member panel is U.S. Rep. Tim Scott, R-S.C. The rest of the members are from out of Florida, with several from Ohio.

In the release, West called Obama “a disappointment.”

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