Final Florida push begins after contentious debate
January 27th, 2012
07:15 AM ET
2 years ago

Final Florida push begins after contentious debate

Jacksonville, Florida (CNN) – Republican presidential hopefuls headed into the homestretch of the critical Florida primary campaign Friday after a riveting debate that analysts believe gave Mitt Romney a boost over fellow front-runner Newt Gingrich.

Florida voters will decide Tuesday who gets the biggest delegate haul so far of the GOP presidential race, and the CNN/Republican Party of Florida debate provided the four candidates with their final chance to face one another on the same stage in the increasingly vitriolic contest.

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Gingrich, Romney clash over immigration, consulting, moon
January 26th, 2012
10:19 PM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich, Romney clash over immigration, consulting, moon

Jacksonville, Florida (CNN) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich sparred Thursday with Mitt Romney over immigration policies as tempers flared in the CNN/Republican Party of Florida debate in Jacksonville.

Gingrich charged Romney's immigration policy would result in the deportation of grandmothers who are in the country illegally. Romney has advocated for "self-deportation," a policy that involves making economic conditions so difficult for undocumented workers that they choose to leave the country to find better opportunities.

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