Romney confident as Florida prepares to vote
Tampa, Fla. — Mitt Romney is heading into primary day in Florida leading in statewide polls and already looking to the next round of nomination contests in the Republican presidential race.
When voting begins Tuesday, Romney is widely expected to do well against chief rival Newt Gingrich.
The Romney who campaigned Monday was dramatically more confident than the candidate who flew here a week ago from South Carolina, where Gingrich won convincingly. Romney joked with reporters aboard his campaign plane, saying he could sense the race was, in his words, "coming our way."
Romney and his allies have pummeled Gingrich on the air in Florida, spending millions on negative ads. Gingrich has complained that the assault is a "carpet-bombing" that has left him unable to retaliate.