Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has won the Florida GOP primary. The victory was unsurprising, as Romney had been leading in the majority of polls leading up to today’s vote.
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Texas Gov. Rick Perry will be dropping out of the Presidential race today, according to Politico. Perry is expected to make the announcement in a press conference sometime before tonight’s debate, and will likely support Newt Gingrich’s candidacy.
Would-be Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney edged his opponent Rick Santorum by a hair during the Iowa caucuses — defeating him by only eight votes. The Republican Party has deemed it the closest-ever margin of victory in a Republican presidential contest.
Jacksonville’s Susie Wiles, the former campaign manager for Gov. Rick Scott, has joined the team of would-be GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Wiles was working closely with Romney opponent Jon Huntsman until July, when she left her position as campaign manager.
Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman will meet former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich at a Lincoln-Douglas-style debate next Monday, focusing on foreign policy and national security.
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is slated to co-host a Republican presidential candidate forum on Fox News’ Huckabee this Saturday, exactly one month before the Iowa caucuses. Bondi will interview candidates alongside Oklahoma Attorney General E. Scott Pruitt, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.
Speaking on Meet the Press on Sunday, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman became the first potential GOP presidential nominee to publicly express concerns with the “fetal personhood” amendment that appears on Mississippi’s ballot today.
This weekend’s Florida Tea Party Convention failed to draw many of the GOP candidates invited to participate: Out of the eight GOP presidential candidates, only Rick Santorum showed up to speak.
A poll released by Latino Decisions — an organization that focuses on “states in which the Latino vote will play an important role in the 2012 elections” — shows that GOP presidential candidates have low recognition among Latino voters.