The pick of the GOP presidential litter for Sunshine State voters appears to be Mitt Romney by a robust margin, which would give the former Massachusetts governor a healthy handful of delegates from a key conservative stronghold. That prospect is not sitting so well with Team Newt. –KA

The Washington Post:

Surveys of Florida Republicans show that Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, leads Gingrich, a former U.S. House speaker, by more than 10 percentage points in a contest that will award all of its delegates to the statewide winner. Romney would get a boost in a state he lost four years ago to Arizona Senator John McCain, who won the Republican nomination.

[…] Here’s a closer look at the Florida primary and mechanics:

The Florida election is open only to the 4.06 million voters who were registered Republican as of Jan. 3. Polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time. Most of Florida is in the Eastern time zone, and part of the state is in the Central time zone.

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