Do You Follow the Primaries After NH?
Two candidates have dropped out since New Hampshire, Rick Santorum was declared the winner in Iowa and Newt Gingrich won South Carolina. What will happen in Florida today?
Today is the Florida Primary. Can you believe it's been three weeks since all the craziness of the New Hampshire Primary blew through the state?
Here's a look at some of what has happened since Jan. 10:
On Jan. 16, Jon Huntsman, who staked his campaign on winning New Hampshire, but came in third to Mitt Romney and Ron Paul, respectively, suspended his campaign just five days before the competition in South Carolina. In his statement, Huntsman said he would support Romney, saying he is the candidate "best equipped" to beat President Obama.
On Jan. 19, Rick Perry followed Huntsman, suspending his campaign just two days in advance of the South Carolina Primary. Perry announced he would throw his support behind Newt Gingrich. Perry characterized Gingrich as a "conservative visionary" who can "transform our country."
On Jan. 20, Rick Santorum was declared the actual winner of the Iowa Caucus defeating the originally-declared winner, Romney, by 34 votes, rather than losing by eight. This announcement came just a day before the South Carolina primary.
On Jan. 21, Gingrich won the South Carolina Primary, overcoming a double-digit deficit in the final week before the election, surpassing Romney and winning 40 percent of the vote and all but three counties. It was a record-setting turnout for South Carolina.
Today, as voters head to the polls in Florida, a poll by the Tampa Bay Times and Bay News 9 indicate Romney has a comfortable lead over his Gingrich, who is polling second.
What do you think? Will Romney win Florida today? Will we continue to see a Gingrich surge. Do Ron Paul and Rick Santorum have a chance to pull ahead of these two in upcoming primaries? Let us know what you think in the comment section and take our poll below.
And check back later tonight. We'll have coverage on the winner of today's primary.