GOP Candidates Get Ready for Florida Primary

Gingrich releases nastiest ad yet as Romney's numbers surge.
3:20 | 01/28/12

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The latest on the road to the White House your voice your vote. Florida is heating up -- just three days until the critical primary there. And the latest poll shows Mitt Romney surging and Newt Gingrich stalling but he does not going down without a fight -- one of the nastiness adds yet. ABC's John -- is in Pensacola this morning John. This is a tactic -- said he would avoid just a few weeks ago so what's happened. Well this race has gotten nastier than ever on both sides -- on -- and it's also gotten volatile. Just a week ago Gingrich fresh off that landslide victory in South Carolina. Looked like he was headed towards a win here in Florida but now it is Mitt Romney was the candidate on top. Romney is starting to feel like a fourth run. Forward to debating Barack Obama I'm not gonna worry about the crowd I'm gonna make sure that we tell the -- the Barack Obama and get him out of the White House. Too strong debate performances this week Romney pushed back. Article in the tax from Newt Gingrich the idea that I'm anti immigrant is repulsive don't use a term like that. New poll of Florida Republicans Romney has -- ahead with a 930 lead over -- Gingrich campaigning in Cape Canaveral. Florida's space coast which has been hit hard by cuts to NASA's budget Romney called the space program important. The city would make promises about expanding it. In the politics of the past. To get your vote in the space of the space coast I kept your promise hundreds of billions of dollars. All right lay out -- you want to do that. It's a far cry from Gingrich who earlier this week. Need this bold promise by the end of my second term. We we'll have the first permanent base on the moon and it will be American. It. John McCain campaigning for Romney ridiculed Gingrich has plans for -- I think we ought to stand. Newt Gingrich to the moon and Mitt Romney to the White House -- Gingrich is also being pummeled by negative -- Censured for ethics violations. Gingrich resigned from congress and disgrace. And he's being outspent nearly seven to worn by Romney in Florida. Gingrich is hitting back when he's -- harsh -- record calling Romney dishonest. What kind of man would mislead distorts. Just to win an election this man who has -- one. Late yesterday Sarah Palin jumped to Gingrich's defense. He said -- Romney's allies are trying to quote crucified Gingrich and using -- Stalin esque tactics to distort his record beyond. -- -- interesting you mention Palin are there any other big names coming to news defense other than her. Other short answer is no it's been incredible. Avalanche of of attacks from the Republican establishment members of congress former Republican presidential nominees like John McCain and Bob Dole. All attacking Gingrich defending Romney a pretty much Gingrich has been lonely on the other side Sarah Palin is only real prominent defender out there. I guess that the real question is all of that is all this nasty -- -- infighting starting to frustrate Republican voters will see in the next few days all right John thank you. And to make sure to watch ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos tomorrow new Gingrich will be the guests on the show.

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