A Recap of the Florida Primary

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney waves to supporters during his Florida primary night party. (Joe Raedle/Getty)

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney won a decisive victory in yesterday’s Florida primary, dealing a major setback to Newt Gingrich’s hopes of a fully-realized insurgent candidacy. With decided forward momentum, it's clear that Romney has recovered from the miscalled Iowa caucus victory and is now leading the GOP pack: Romney won with 46 percent of the vote as compared to Gingrich’s 32 percent. Meanwhile, former Iowa frontrunners Rick Santorum came in third with 13 percent, and Ron Paul only carried seven percent of the vote.

Anna Sale is a reporter for It’s a Free Country. Todd Zwillich is The Takeaway's Washington Correspondent

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George Lucas from Oakland Park Florida

Let’s get with the times, totally change how we elect our officials, and stop wasting our time and money. Let’s give the candidates a fixed time frame to accumulate as much money as possible. The candidate with the most money wins, easy and simple.
We can now take the accumulated billion dollars from all the candidates and send it to education, the needy, and medical research. There is still a WIN, but now it’s a WIN WIN.

Feb. 01 2012 10:12 AM

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