January 29th, 2008
09:51 AM ET
7 years ago

McCain, Romney neck-and-neck as Floridians head to the polls

 The GOP candidates are in for a key test in Florida.
The GOP candidates are in for a key test in Florida.

(CNN) - Republicans have battled fiercely for votes in Tuesday's critical Florida primary, as Democrats have largely ignored the state after national leadership said it would not seat Florida's delegates because of a squabble over scheduling.

Sen. John McCain of Arizona and former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts appear to be neck-and-neck in the Republican primary. If McCain wins in Florida, his status as the national front-runner will be cemented.

If Romney comes out on top, the battle for the GOP presidential nomination will be up in the air.

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Filed under: Florida • John McCain • Mitt Romney
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Sarah

    We need a nominee who has the bipartisan support and respect to unite a tremendously polarized nation. McCain '08!!!

    January 29, 2008 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  2. hope

    there are other half population are man

    January 29, 2008 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  3. Mark, Tampa, FL

    Romney will win. He's up in the two most recent polls. Real Republicans hate McCain for fighting for amnesty and against tax cuts, and that will come through today.

    Romney will emerge as the front-runner.

    January 29, 2008 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  4. kay

    I want them both. Romney for the economy. McCain for national defense. Wish they could get along and run together.

    January 29, 2008 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  5. Daisy

    Sarah? Your beliefs are definitely misguided. But hey I'll just blame you and people like you when the country gets even worse under Mccain or Romney or Huckabee.ronpaul2008.com

    January 29, 2008 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  6. Anonymous

    Wrong caption under image of Republican candidates "Bill Clinton became visibly upset with a reporter Thursday." This probably relates to an article on Bill Clinton, days ago

    January 29, 2008 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  7. news

    Wrong caption under image of Republican candidates "Bill Clinton became visibly upset with a reporter Thursday." This probably relates to an article on Bill Clinton, days ago.

    January 29, 2008 10:14 am at 10:14 am |