Mitt Romney’s primary victory in Florida takes on more significance when you consider what comes next.
The four remaining Republican presidential contenders face a set of caucuses and primaries in February and early March that yield relatively few convention delegates but will test the reach and organization of the respective campaigns.
On both counts, the better-funded Romney appears poised to continue his winning ways in states where he fared well in his initial presidential run in 2008.
Romney had a solid victory Tuesday in Florida’s hotly contested primary. The former Massachusetts governor had 46%, compared to 32% for Newt Gingrich, 13% for former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and 7% for Texas Rep. Ron Paul, according to the Florida Department of State.