The remaining Republican presidential candidates — Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, and Rick Santorum — will debate in Florida on Thursday evening. A new CNN poll shows the two frontrunners, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, are in a dead heat, with Romney leading Gingrich 36 percent to 34 percent. The primary is less than a week away, and the stakes are high. The winner-takes-all state has 50 delegates — more than Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina combined.
Lenny Curry is chairman of the Florida GOP. Phil Latzman is a reporter for WLRN The Miami Herald News.