Mitt Romney easily wins Republican primary vote in Florida

Mitt Romney, a former governor of Massachusetts, easily won the Republican primary in Florida on Tuesday.

Romney secured 46.4% of the vote .Former House speaker Newt Gingrich, who won the recent South Carolina primary, came in a distant second with 31.9 percent of the vote.

Former senator Rick Santorum, who won the Iowa caucuses in early January, was third with 13.4 percent of the vote. Congressman Ron Paul of Texas won 7.0 percent.

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