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Early voting begins slowly in South Florida

Posted on 01/21/2012 6:29:47 PM PST by Hojczyk

With the field of Republican candidates down to four, GOP voters trickled to the polls on the first day of early voting in South Florida with plenty of opinions about their choice to challenge President Barack Obama in November.

Many said they were deciding between former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in what has been a rollercoaster race.

Romney is ahead in Florida, with more than 40 percent of GOP supporters, followed by Gingrich with 22 percent, Sen. Rick Santorum with 15 percent and Texas Rep. Ron Paul with 9 percent, according to an average of poll results compiled by

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Florida; US: Georgia; US: Massachusetts; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: earlyvoting; florida; floriduh; georgia; massachusetts; newt; pennsylvania; romney

1 posted on 01/21/2012 6:29:52 PM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

It’s a good thing it was delayed until now. With his big win announced in South Carolina, Newt should have a much stronger hand over Mitt than he would have earlier, when the media could pretend that Mitt had it sewn up.

2 posted on 01/21/2012 6:55:18 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Hojczyk
Even with momentum out of SC, it's going to be hard to stop Romney in FL but that doesn't mean we give up on the state.

The non-Romney forces need funds to compete.

3 posted on 01/21/2012 7:14:11 PM PST by newzjunkey (Next up FL ... we must derail Romney's inevitability.)
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To: Cicero
Sunday morning talking heads:

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

ABC's "This Week" - 2012 GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum.

--- NBC's "Meet the Press" - 2012 GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich; Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J. ---

CBS' "Face the Nation" - Gingrich; former Gov. Haley Barbour, R-Miss., and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. ---

CNN's "State of the Union" - Gingrich; Santorum; Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., and Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C.

4 posted on 01/21/2012 7:19:23 PM PST by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Hojczyk.

5 posted on 01/21/2012 7:25:29 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: Hojczyk

Article is incorrect. I just received the sample ballot in the mail for Hillsborough County, Florida and it has nine candidates listed: Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Gary Johnson, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, and Rick Santorum.

6 posted on 01/21/2012 7:30:00 PM PST by 4Runner
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To: AGreatPer

So where is mitt hiding? Sent Christie out instead.

7 posted on 01/21/2012 7:57:30 PM PST by I_be_tc
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To: newzjunkey

FL is closed Primary, Leroy will win bigger there than in SC.

8 posted on 01/21/2012 8:05:22 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: AGreatPer

Interesting. No Mitt.

I haven’t really been keeping track of it, but it seems to me that Mitt has been running for several years now, raising and spending tons of money. He was the only definite candidate out there for quite a while.

Yet he hasn’t appeared all that often on camera. Maybe he prefers to have the media and the GOP Establishment constantly pushing him, but wants to avoid too much face time.

I may be wrong about that, since I really don’t watch any TV, and most of what I know about Romney’s doings I read here in FR.

9 posted on 01/21/2012 8:08:43 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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10 posted on 01/21/2012 9:15:53 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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early voting at the polls start this week....mail in ballots went out the last week in December, many have voted me and my hubby.
Mail in ballots must be received one month before the primary date....I voted 2 weeks ago.
11 posted on 01/22/2012 6:05:58 AM PST by southphilly
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