All eyes are on the Sunshine State as voters in Florida head to the polls to cast ballots in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is running ahead of rival candidates former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, according to the latest polls.

There are no signs suggesting any of the four contenders plan to end their respective presidential campaigns anytime soon. After Florida's primary, the race will move onto the Silver State. Nevada's Republican caucus will be held on Saturday.

Below, a rundown on where the White House hopefuls stand going into primary day.

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Here's the rundown on where Mitt Romney stands going into Florida's primary election:

After coming up short in South Carolina's primary election less than two weeks ago, Mitt Romney is running in a strong position going into Tuesday's contest in Florida.

The former Massachusetts governor struck an optimistic tone in speaking to supporters on Monday. Ahead of the Sunshine State primary, he also didn't hold back in taking aim at rival contender Newt Gingrich.

Gingrich, who came in first in South Carolina, has mounted an aggressive strategy in Florida. Romney has dismissed attacks from the former House Speaker, calling his criticisms "sad" and "painfully revealing."


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