Breaking: Mitt Romney Wins Florida

January 31, 2012 at 9:36 pm (Florida, GOP, Mitt Ronney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul)

And things are looking pretty good for Mittens with Mormon-friendly Nevada around the corner.

Via ABC News:

Mitt Romney will win the Florida Republican primary, ABC News projects, based on the exit polls and analysis of the vote in so far.

Newt Gingrich will be second, Rick Santorum third and Ron Paul will place fourth, ABC News projects.

Romney appeared to win most of the state’s southern and central region, while Gingrich’s support was concentrated in the north.

The former Massachusetts governor snapped back from a loss in South Carolina with a Florida primary victory that took advantage of a more diverse electorate, re-established his image of electability and economic leadership and demonstrated his organizational firepower in attracting – and retaining – early-deciding voters.

Bloomberg reports:

The victory gives Romney all 50 of Florida’s convention delegates. The Republican convention in Tampa begins Aug. 27.

Romney is the first to win more than one nominating contest in the Republican race. He finished first by 16 percentage points in New Hampshire’s Jan. 10 primary…

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