Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Florida primary

  • When Florida violated the Republican National Committee's rules and moved its primary to Jan. 31, and made the contest winner take-all for delegates, its reasoning was pretty simple. Officials wanted the state to play a prominent role in the primary process.
  • (ABC News)
  • Mitt Romney is favored to defeat Newt Gingrich in today's presidential primary in Florida, home to the largest and most diverse Republican electorate and the biggest bloc of convention delegates to date.
  • (Bloomberg)
  • Floridas Republican voters head to the polls Tuesday as GOP favorites Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich both hope to grab some momentum with a win in the crucial Sunshine State primary. The polls in South Florida open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • Today is the day when we will find out if the Republican campaign will be a long, grinding, brutal slog to the convention or a slightly shorter, grinding, brutal slog to the convention.
  • (Washington Post)
  • Polls open at 7 a.m. Tuesday in Floridas pivotal primary, as Mitt Romney seeks to tighten his grip on the Republican presidential nomination. Newt Gingrich reset the race by scoring an overwhelming victory in South Carolina.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • U.S. Rep. Ron Paul is already looking beyond Floridas primary election going into Tuesdays contest. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the Texas libertarian will hold a campaign call to arms rally in the Silver State on Tuesday.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Only registered Republicans in Florida can vote in the presidential primary. All Bonita residents can vote in the mayor's race and those living in District 4 can vote in the council race. Fort Myers Beach residents can vote on a bond issue.
  • (News-Press)
  • There isn't only one presidential primary election in Florida (STOFL1) today. There are five.
  • (Bloomberg)
  • Enjoy the Florida primary while it lasts, because we're about to enter the dead zone of the Republican campaign season. Florida will be the last big event for Republican presidential candidates until Feb. 28, when both Arizona and Michigan hold their contests.
  • (ABC News)

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