Romney wins Florida primary, CNN projects
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney made phone calls at his Florida campaign headquarters on Tuesday.
January 31st, 2012
08:08 PM ET

Romney wins Florida primary, CNN projects

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.

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  1. fernace

    Haven't we already known this since last year! Romney will be the GOP-TP party nominee! He won't be voted in as president because he's too out of touch w/the American people! This nation is strong when the middle class is strong, but I just don't see this man caring much about that! He's wealthy, for the wealthy & by the wealthy!!

    January 31, 2012 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |

    I admire the american elections on going! but i prefer that we should not make any mock but rather we should only make it brilliant assay and count on that, to have a competent president of the united states of america 2012. God bless you. it is my hope in God that the winner should make life in America free from wars and moderate enough for common man and rich while government generally yeilds suplus economy in favour of federal treasury of the U.S.A. I dont want America to owe debt to anybody in who wishes to win the brilliant assay presidential elections of 2012. God bless U.S.A and the 2012 Presidential elections in Jesus Christ name. Amen. Prophet, Pastor and Priest of the Gospel of Jesus Christ Uduak.

    February 1, 2012 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
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