Former Massachusetts Governor and US presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has easily won a victory in the Republican primary election in Florida according to official results. Reportedly, Mr Romney polled 47% in Tuesday’s presidential primary election while his rival Newt Gingrich only managed 32% and insisted that he has no intention of dropping out. Rick Santorum and Ron Paul garnered 13 per cent and seven per cent of the vote respectively. Florida’s primary is the largest and most diverse of the four states to hold Republican presidential nominating contests so far this year and the men took on Barack Obama in this state. Mitt Romney’s easy win ensures him a solid position in the GOP nomination.
Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and his wife Ann Davies celebrate his Florida primary win and greet supporters in Tampa on 31 January 2012
Florida’s Republican primary is latest step of the 2012 Presidential Election for Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul who will take on President Obama to become the Republican candidate
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is seen in a primary election night event in Tampa, Florida on 31 January 2012. His teams spent millions dollars on mud-slinging TV ads during the events and the number has outspent Newt Gingrich’s budget by roughly $ 12 million
Mitt Romney is a wealthy former Massachusetts governor and private equity firm executive who lost to Gingrich in the January 21 South Carolina primary
Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney cheer as the results are announced during the Florida primary election in Tampa, Florida
Mr Romney beams during his victory celebration
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, along with his son Josh Romney, watches on the results for the Florida primary election at the Tampa Convention Center
Mitt Romney told the supporters that he was ready to take on President Barack Obama in the November election, stating “Mr. President, you were elected to lead, you chose to follow, and now it’s time for you to get out of the way”
Results of the Florida Republican primary
Mitt Romney and Wife Ann on Florida Primary Election (Pictures)
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