Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will win Tuesday's Florida primary, CNN projects.
With 60% of polling places reporting, Romney had 48% of the vote, with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich getting 31%. Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania had 13%, and U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas had 7%.
All of the state's polls were closed at 8 p.m. ET. CNN made its projection based on early returns and results of exit polls.
Florida is the fourth contest in the 2012 presidential primary and caucus calendar. Santorum won in Iowa, Romney won New Hampshire and Gingrich won South Carolina.
The Nevada caucuses are next, scheduled for Saturday.FULL STORY