Early Word on the Florida Primary, Candidate Values, Romney’s 1 Positive Ad, Michelle Obama’s Counter-Programming (PM Note)

Jan 31, 2012 6:38pm

ABC News’ Z. Byron Wolf and Alexa Keyes report:

Things we’re waiting for: 8 p.m. ET Florida poll closings. Midnight FEC Filings.

Early Exit Poll Findings – Debates and ads were important – http://abcn.ws/A51kKe

Candidate Value – But here’s what you need to see two hours before the last polls close in Florida. It’s candidate values on our OTUSNews.com stock market from inception through today with markers for each of the primary days. Romney has withstood the primary so far, but it has come at the cost of his current value against President Obama. Gingrich hopes to hang on through a frigid February, delegate-wise, and Ron Paul has consistently lost value. http://abcn.ws/wEykDr

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Fat Lady Singing? They’re almost done voting in Florida and Mitt Romney is singing a victory song – “America the Beautiful,” if you’ve been under a rock since last night – http://abcn.ws/wAKpXw

1 Positive Romney Ad – Jon Karl suggests the statistic of the campaign is found in Romney’s positive campaign ad. “Mitt Romney and his allies spent more than $15 million on TV ads — only one was positive and it was in a foreign language.  It ran a total of 15 times statewide.” http://abcn.ws/A1r4Zy

“When You’re Attacked, You Have to Respond” – Romney told David Muir he was outgunned by negative ads in South Carolina and he learned his lesson – http://abcn.ws/y2DtNq

Romney’s Math – There were more negative ads run against Romney in South Carolina. But he spent more than the other candidates, per Michael Falcone – http://abcn.ws/yZJdqA

Six More Months – But Newt Gingrich Told Jonathan Karl the GOP Primary Battle Will Last Another ‘Six to Eight Months’ – http://abcn.ws/x1uR90

The Calendar – A February dead zone, explained by Chris Good – http://abcn.ws/zlIY5k

Crystal Ball - Predicting Florida GOP Primary Results – ABC News staffers offer predictions for the outcome of tonight’s primary. http://abcn.ws/xp01Xb

Counter-programming – Obama will be fundraising. Michelle will be on the Tonight Show – http://abcn.ws/xb6HPr

Money Men – Meet the billionaires behind political causes and super PACs – From Matt Negrin - http://abcn.ws/yuC5dq

FEC Reports: The also-rans were out early with their filings: Bachmann’s Debt, Huntsman’s Sugar Daddy, and Perry’s Fall – FEC reports released today reveal the exact cost of Perry’s “oops moment,” the extent of Bachmann’s debt and exactly how much money Jon Huntsman’s Sugar Daddy (his father, Jon Huntsman, Sr.) gave to his super PAC. http://abcn.ws/xa71Kg

Rich Joke – Stephen Colbert’s super PAC has hauled in more than $1 million since it started in June. – http://abcn.ws/zAyPSy

Mitt’s Machine – Inside Mitt Romney’s Florida War Room Aides See Six Months Of Preparation Paying Off – For Mitt Romney, his probable victory in Florida has been years in the making. The former governor visited campaign headquarters in Tampa this morning and personally phoned several Florida Republicans, urging them to get out and vote. More from Michael Falcone: http://abcn.ws/zmMLdv

FACT CHECK: Obama and Equal Pay for Women – The president touts the Lilly Ledbetter Act as part of efforts to win women’s votes. And it did answer the Supreme Court Decision. But our Devin Dwyer finds the law hasn’t exactly solved the gender pay gap: http://abcn.ws/A1cKsB

Nice Ride – Obama sneaks out to D.C. auto show, talks Detroit recovery, sits in a Shelby Cobra – http://abcn.ws/wWTFoa

Eva Longoria is Very Important to Obama – His 445 Top Campaign Financiers – The Obama re-election campaign today revealed specific details about its $220 million fundraising haul so far, and many of the president’s top donors or “bundlers” are big names in Hollywood.  http://abcn.ws/z25KQ6

Obama Debuts Cell Phone Credit Card Swipe for Donations – The new app – complete with a swipe attachment – will allow Obama staffers to accept credit card campaign donations with their smartphones. More from Devin Dwyer - http://abcn.ws/xNj8mn

Obama Girds for Fight With Florida Campaign – Though all eyes in Florida (and the country) are on the GOP primary results tonight, the Obama re-election team has been mobilizing in the Sunshine State for months and already has 11 campaign field offices. http://abcn.ws/yy5j9Z

Trump’s Two Cents -  The former presidential candidate says he’s poised to announce which GOP player he’ll support for the Republican nomination “in a very short period of time.”  http://abcn.ws/xjxDI9

Laid Back Endorsement – Snoop Dogg for Ron Paul? – The rapper, known for his enthusiastic and unapologetic use of marijuana, uses his Facebook page to voice support for the Republican presidential hopeful. http://abcn.ws/A1diYQ

Kosher? Gingrich Robo-Call Mentions Holocaust Survivors – In a new robo-call in Florida today, the Gingrich camp is charging that in 2003 Romney “vetoed a bill paying for kosher food for our seniors in nursing homes — Holocaust survivors, who for the first time, were forced to eat non-kosher, because Romney thought $5 was too much to pay for our grandparents to eat kosher.” http://abcn.ws/yngLMY

After Florida – We’ll go back to this – House Has Full Agenda for February -http://abcn.ws/AfF3uW

Obama Urges Congress to Act On Small-Business Tax Breaks http://abcn.ws/AeEPbB

‘Question of Time’ Before Syria’s Assad Falls, Top US Intel Official Says – The United States spy chief and the CIA director both say Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad cannot hold power for much longer. http://abcn.ws/zX2yGX

Cantor Monitors Senate’s Progress on STOCK Act; House Poised to Acthttp://abcn.ws/Ayau4p

Pressure Builds on Occupy D.C. Encampments - A judge rules that Occupy DC protesters must get 24 hours notice before a clear-out. http://abcn.ws/AyhtJk

House Republican Dan Burton Latest Congressional Veteran to Announce Retirement - http://abcn.ws/z5WwPV

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