Florida Primary Results: Mitt Romney Routs Field, Back in Control of Republican Race

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Mitt Romney rolled to victory in the Florida primary Tuesday, dispatching Newt Gingrich after his win in South Carolina and reclaiming a dominant position in the GOP race.

The triumph by Romney offered perhaps his first forceful response to the concerns that were raised about his candidacy only 10 days ago ... and throughout the last year.

While there remain plenty of doubters, a 14-point win with no asterisk in the biggest state so far (Romney won all 50 delegates) will resonate more than his past results.

That isn't saying too much, given that he's yet to win a majority in any state (although Florida's delegates were winner-take-all). Nevertheless, he beat Newt convincingly.

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“A competitive primary does not divide us,” Romney told supporters. “It prepares us. And we will win. I stand ready to lead this party and to lead our nation.”

But if the Florida Republican primary results promised to reorder the field, none of Romney's challengers got the memo. Gingrich quickly pledged to fight on.

Gingrich spoke to a crowd in Orlando holding signs reading “46 States to Go,” saying he had a message for those wondering about the future of his 2012 bid.

“We are going to contest every place, and we will win,” said Gingrich, who did not congratulate Romney for his victory, nor did he call him on Tuesday night.

Rick Santorum, who finished third, and Ron Paul, who finished fourth, have also shown no indication that they're dropping out of the race anytime soon.

The next month is relatively light on primaries and caucuses, leading up to the Super Tuesday slate of elections March 6. Nevada and Maine vote Saturday.

The 2012 Florida GOP primary results:

  1. Mitt Romney: 771,842 (46.4%)
  2. Newt Gingrich: 531,294 (31.9%)  
  3. Rick Santorum: 222,248 (13.4%)  
  4. Ron Paul: 116,776 (7.0%)
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Obama is like a pimp on the street and all of his followers are like his HO's! How anyone can find him successful has lost his fucking mind. I'm sure that these people are the same ones that follow the Kardashians. Damn a photo ID- they should make everyone take an IQ test. All the fuck I hear about is Gay Rights! Don't we have enough to think about? Economy- Unemployment - Crime- people like T-Jones takin up space - Iran- Taxes! Get his ass out!

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MITT ROMNEY WILL WIN THE GOP PRIMARY, AND HE WILL BECOME THE NEW PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. I HOPE THAT HE'LL BE ABLE TO STRAGHTEN OUT, THE HUGH MESS, LEFT BY OBAMA.

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ron paul 2012

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@Sierra- this country is not prepared for a ron Paul.. He is not in anyone's pocket and this is what scares politicians. Ron Paul has a message that says cut to the chase & it's to tough for many to swallow.

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This is ridiculous! Ron Paul is at the bottom, but what he stands for is higher than any other candidate, he deserves this! Whoever becomes the candidate( if it isnt Ron Paul) they better make him vice pres. because their stupidity is great if they don't! i refuse to allow our country to be run by more idiot people! Ron Paul knows what hes doing and its just ridiculous on how dumb the rest of the candidates are! Come on people stop being dumb!

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@Chely- I offered my help to you the other day! Yet I see it did no good. Sugar Coating this " Food Stamp" World will get people no where! Only thing worse than Living this nightmare is to relive it and being " Politically Correct" is why we are in the mess we are in today! This is not about race- its Economics! Chely- I see I've not done you a bit of good! So keep moving.

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Reed ur nothing but a troll... Now if u start stating sum facts to go with ur opinions u may get mre on ur side but i kno its hard to deal with facts.

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Nonsense. Mitt Romney suffered a colossal loss in Florida. Well, he did get the delegates, but he garnered only 46% of the vote ... which means that "not Romney" garnered 54% of the Florida primary result. After outspending his combined opponents by 3-1, that can hardly be considered a victory aside from the delegate grab. This does not bode well for Romney in the long run.

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Thanks- glad you approved. Anything I can do to help the people of this Country to "Fade back 2 Reality" then I'm pleased! You cannot know where your going till you come to terms as to where you are.

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