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.

soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Mmmmm ♔♕

    ....give him a pair of gop-droopy ears, he looks like Goofy...

    January 31, 2012 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Scottish Mama


    January 31, 2012 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Alexander

    I work hard to keep others from taking my work.They don't deserve credit for things they don't create

    January 31, 2012 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Political Savant

    Based on current returns only about 2 million Republicans voted today in Florida, where there are 12 million registered voters. Hard to believe they did not know about the race or forgot to vote. What does this mean for Republicans in November?

    January 31, 2012 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Alexander

    hhmmm wrong blog!

    January 31, 2012 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  6. depressinnws

    Mitt Romney you shall not become president..

    January 31, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  7. ranting bull and incoherent

    see above

    January 31, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • ranting bull and incoherent

      They took off the raving idiot. This is not intended for anyone above anymore.

      January 31, 2012 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Clydster

    More propaganda!! In bold black letters . Some people just dont know about the facts. Its sad to see the ignorance of some in the US . Obviously some one has not traveled abroad. Than you would see how lucky we really are in this great country! If you oppose the government so much than move to syria or iran i worked the oil fields in iran many years ago, and we ARE the luckiest country on the globe

    January 31, 2012 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    @ Clydster, And what does that have to do with the price of tea in china? Romney still wont become prez and the republicans are losing their momentum!

    January 31, 2012 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  10. citizen

    The first rule of predation is attack the weak.
    Gingrich is weak.
    Stay tuned to see what the eventual Republican nominee has planned for the poor and middle class in this country.

    January 31, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  11. reynaldo

    I would say obama should finish what he started

    January 31, 2012 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Clydster

    @ chrissy, i hope i didnt tick you off . Its probably good that republicans are losing there clout. Didnt mean to make anyone mad,, i had surgery today and im home but a little numb vicadin is sweet! Hope all is good with you!!!

    January 31, 2012 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Clydster

    Got bit by a brown recluse the worse one to get nailed by

    January 31, 2012 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  14. LosingtheirmindsinKANSAS

    HE looks like Charlie Sheen > just progress it forward a little bit: resurrected Charlie: Think we see a sweepstakes WINNER !!! See ya Obama: it was a nice pretend socialism but "Charlie" here is going to bring the real thing... with smiles 🙂

    January 31, 2012 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Portland tony

    Romney's win? He won because he has the organization, the people and most of all.... the money. The media hypes this win as unexpected ...What would have been unexpected was a loss!

    January 31, 2012 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
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