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NPR projects Romney to win Florida Primary

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FROM NPR: NPR is projecting that Mitt Romney has won the Florida primary, with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in second place. With 98 percent of precincts reporting, Romney had nearly 47 percent of the vote. Gingrich had 32 percent.

Update 10:07 p.m.: With all precincts reporting in Alachua county, Newt Gingrich came away with a slight 118-vote lead on Mitt Romney. However, Romney is projected to win 46.4 percent of the vote to Gingrich’s 31.9 percent with 98 percent of precincts reporting statewide (NPR).

Update 8:23 p.m.In Alachua County, with 68 of 69 precincts reporting at 8:08 p.m., Gingrich held a slight lead ahead of Romney by 121 votes.

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