2012 Florida GOP primary election results: Mitt Romney wins by far, Newt Gingrich second, projection says

By on Feb 1, 2012 in International, Politics, United States Comments

Updated: February 5, 2012 12:40 p.m.

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Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney is currently being projected to win the 2012 Florida GOP primary elections, which was held on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, as polls closed at 8 p.m. ET.

Mitt Romney, shaking hands with people
during a rally in Jacksonville, Florida

Image Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

As noted at US news sites on Tuesday night, initial and unofficial results of the 2012 Florida primary elections show that Mitt Romney is very far leading from his opponents and is likely to win.

According to CNN, Romney had 48%, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich had 32%, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum has 13%, while Texas Rep. Ron Paul has d7%, based on the 74% of the unofficial count.

Based on the results, Romney led in most categories in Florida‘s 50 delegates and observers noted that he will win in double digits advantage of Gingrich, who won the 2012 South Carolina primary last week.

Romney, 64, who sang “America the Beautiful” on the eve of 2012 Florida GOP primary election during his final campaign at The Villages, has already made his victory speech and thanked his supporters.

“Mr. President, you were elected to lead. You chose to follow and now it’s time for you to get out of the way. Leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses,” Romney said on his speech, referring to US President Barack Obama who decided to run again.

“Together we will build an America where hope is with a paycheck, not a faded word on an old bumper sticker.” Romney added, without mentioning anything against fellow Republican nomination candidates; who also won the New Hampshire primary.

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