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Florida Primary Election

Mack, Nelson To Face Off In Senate Race

AP | BRENDAN FARRINGTON | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics

MIAMI -- Florida Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson will face Republican Connie Mack IV in November after each easily won their respective party primaries. ...

Carlos Harrison

Marco Rubio, Telegenic Tea Party Senator, Remains On Sideline Despite Talk Of VP Pick | Carlos Harrison | Posted 02.02.2012 | Latino Voices

As the Republican frontrunners battled for the vote in Florida, the primary race seemed to be as much about the state's freshman senator, Marco Rubio,...

Sam Stein

Newt Gingrich Campaign Threatens To Take Florida Challenge To Convention Floor | Sam Stein | Posted 02.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top official with the Newt Gingrich campaign said Thursday that the former House speaker would take a challenge over the allocation of...

The Florida Vote And The Campaign Of The Absurd

Gabriel Lerner | Posted 04.03.2012 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Lerner

To really lure Hispanics, Romney said he'll veto the DREAM Act, which would give some undocumented youth a path to legalization, and Gingrich said he'll veto only half of it. Both promised English only in government.

Jon Ward

Newt Gingrich Not Quite The Life Of The Tea Party | Jon Ward | Posted 02.02.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Is Newt Gingrich the Tea Party candidate? The former House Speaker (R-Ga.) won 45 percent of the vote from Florida voters who "stro...

Meet Romney's Base: Nouveau Retirees

Death Race | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics
Death Race

Like Romney, they are polite and amicable. Like Romney, they show flashes of irritation with lesser people. Like Romney, they're what he might call "unemployed" -- the rising generation of seniors, nouveau retirees or people in the closing years of profitable careers.

An Election Between Unelectables

Matthew Dowd | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

In a race between two theoretically unelectable candidates, anything is possible. Could a third-party candidate emerge? Yes. Could Romney unify the Republicans? Very possible. Could Obama get a lift from an improving economy? Sure.

Last Night's Winner? President Obama

Giancarlo Sopo | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics
Giancarlo Sopo

The Florida primary is in the history books and Mitt Romney romped Newt Gingrich. While the Romney campaign should pat itself on the back, they should keep the champagne on ice for now. The polls show President Obama down in Florida, but he may have gotten the last laugh.

Carlos Harrison

After Florida, It's A New Game For Latinos | Carlos Harrison | Posted 04.02.2012 | Latino Voices

Now the Republican candidates go through the "Latino Looking Glass." Mitt Romney's decisive win in Florida came with the resounding support of the st...

Elise Foley

Mitt Romney: Winning Among Florida Hispanics Could Translate Nationally | Elise Foley | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Mitt Romney said on Tuesday that a win in Florida would mean good things for his chances to win Hispanic voters overall. That might be ...

WATCH: Candidates Address Supporters After Florida Primary Results

Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

Not long after the Florida 2012 primary results were projected, each of the Republican presidential candidates delivered speeches to their supporters ...

Amanda Terkel

Gingrich: The Candidate Who Refuses To Operate Within Reality | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

ORLANDO, Fla. -- It was like the election never happened. Long before the official results came out in Florida, before Newt Gingrich arrived for hi...

Exit Polls: Women 'Abandoned Newt' In Florida

AP | ALAN FRAM and JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Women abandoned Newt Gingrich in droves Tuesday and helped fuel former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's triumph in Florida's Republ...

Winners And Losers Of The Sunshine State Primary

Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

Another week, another GOP presidential primary in the bag, this one perhaps set to resonate more than the contests before it. Florida broke the pr...

Howard Fineman

Democrats Planning On Doing To Mitt Romney What He Did To Newt Gingrich | Howard Fineman | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

MIAMI -- The nastiest campaign is about to get nastier -- and will stay that way all the way to November. The Democrats are planning to play the game ...

Ron Paul Supporter Allegedly Stomped On By Gingrich Security

The Huffington Post | Anna Staver | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

When Eddie Dillard showed up outside a polling place in Florida wearing flip flops, he didn't expect it to be a problem. According to Yahoo News, t...

Ryan Grim

Ron Paul Beaten Badly In Florida | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

Ron Paul, after largely ignoring the primary campaign in Florida, was ignored by the state's voters tonight, pulling in a scant 7 percent of the vote ...

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney Scores Huge Florida Win, But Primary Looks Far From Finished | Jon Ward | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Florida was, at one time, the state that could sew up the Republican presidential nomination for Mitt Romney and end the primary. No...

Mitt Romney Wins Florida Primary

Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney was projected the winner of Tuesday's presidential primary election in Florida by the Associated Press. The former Massachusetts govern...

Newt Gingrich Florida Primary Results 2012

AP | SHANNON McCAFFREY | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Trounced in Florida, presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Tuesday used the defeat to declare that he alone is the conservative alt...

Twitter Reacts To The Florida Primary

Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

After a fierce battle in the Sunshine State over the past week, Florida's Republican primary has arrived. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney led th...

Survey Of Florida Voters Reveals Interesting Result

AP | JENNIFER AGIESTA | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics

Voters in Tuesday's Florida Republican primary chose Mitt Romney as the candidate best able to beat President Barack Obama in the fall, preferring ele...

Romney is the Favorite For Swing Voters in The Sunshine State

Pilar Marrero | Posted 04.01.2012 | Latino Voices
Pilar Marrero

"Honestly, I [registered] Republican because my family, who has been here for years, is. The truth is, I haven't heard anything positive from these candidates. All they do is fling dirt at one another," Hernandez said.

Florida Primary Results: Live Election Updates

Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics

Voters in Florida went to the polls on Tuesday to cast ballots in the state's presidential primary election. Going into the contest, former Massac...

Howard Fineman

The Gloves Come Off Early, Especially In Florida | Howard Fineman | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

MIAMI -- The polls aren't closed but the results are in: Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney have managed this month to stage the most juvenile, petty, p...