Final Florida push begins after contentious debate
January 27th, 2012
07:15 AM ET
11 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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  1. Rudy NYC

    I liked the way Romney repulsed Gingrich's media attack when Wolf Blitzer pressed Newt about his own remarks. Romney saw where Blitzer was going [ and so did Newt, I'm sure ] and immediately challenged Gingrich to justify and defend his own words face to face.

    January 27, 2012 08:05 am at 8:05 am |
  2. kim

    The moderator was pitiful! I have never seen or heard such a biased moderator at a debate. He obviously had a favorite and shut others out. I thought moderators were supposed to simply moderate and let people decide....disappointred.
    he simply over stepped the bounds and 'LED" the debate. He did not simply moderate and ask questions nor ask them equally or give equal time or allow all candidates to answer, reply, debate in a fair way. it wasa hoax. sorely disapointed!
    Still love and am rooting for Santorum!!!!

    January 27, 2012 08:57 am at 8:57 am |