Huff Post – Florida was, at one time, the state that could sew up the Republican presidential nomination for Mitt Romney and end the primary.
Not anymore. But Romney’s overwhelming win here Tuesday night was a big moment for the former Massachusetts governor that fully restored him to frontrunner status, and dealt a major blow to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
Romney won convincingly, with 46.4 percent to Gingrich’s 31.9 percent, with 100 percent of the vote counted. Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) and Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) trailed behind, with 13.4 and 7.0 percent, respectively.
Romney began his victory speech by addressing head on the growing concerns in the GOP about the nastiness of the primary fight between him and Gingrich…Tweet