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UF political scientist sizes up today’s Republican primary elections

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Today’s Republican presidential primaries in Alabama and Mississippi are receiving an unprecedented amount of attention. Results from the other primaries have been fairly split between the main contenders. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chip Skambis spoke with University of Florida Political Science Professor Michael Martinez about whether or not the primaries indicate if southern voters will rally behind or resist selecting current frontrunner Mitt Romney.

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