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.
PBS NewsHour has posted speeches by Romney and Gingrich in Florida this evening.
Former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson spoke at the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday about the federal budget, tax code, Social Security and health care. Simpson discussed the nation’s fiscal situation and how it affects local businesses with Gainesville regional leaders.
Joel Ainsworth plays piano at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on Wednesday morning. He said Pope Francis is welcoming more people to the Catholic Church. Elena Castello, a sophomore at UF, has wanted to see the pope since she was a young girl. […]
About 86,000 of the 140,000 registered voters in Gainesville voted in the last presidential election. In response to the low voter turnout rates, the city of Gainesville has partnered with the Florida Chamber of Commerce to offer a voter registration drive.
An amendment to the policy on concealed weapons on college campuses may be presented in the 2016 Florida legislative session. Already passed by Florida Senate and House committees, the policy needs to be approved by three more committees to be considered.