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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Daily Political Wire

George Wenschhof

Romney Wins Big in Florida -
the polls were right once again as Mitt Romney easily beat back the latest challenge from former House Speaker Newt Gingrich 47% - 32%. Rick Santorum finished third with 13% and Texas Rep. Ron Paul had 7%. The Washington Post has more here.


Nevada and Maine Up Next -
already in the caucus state today is Romney, Gingrich and Paul. On Saturday, voters are expected to make Romney a winner with Rep. Paul likely to do well. Maine will hold their caucuses over a several day period beginning Saturday. The Wall Street Journal has more here.

Nevada will be quickly followed by caucus states Minnesota and Colorado on Tuesday. Then, it is three weeks before the next primary when Michigan and Arizona vote on February 28.


Obama To Give Speech on Economy Today -
in Falls Church, Virginia, the President is expected to talk about a new proposed housing program. has more here.


Democrat Suzanne Bonamici Wins Oregon Special Election -
a ton of money poured in from both Republican and Democratic circles for the replacement for Rep. David Wu (D) who resigned after a series of scandals. She easily beat Republican Rob Cornilles 58%-41%. The DCCC spent over 1 million in ads to keep this seat. Bonamici makes the third Democratic woman to win special elections in this cycle. has more here.


Private Sector Adds 170,000 Jobs in January -
down from the 292,000 added in December. Job Growth had been projected at 185,000 for January. You can read more here.


IAEA/Iran Talks Productive -
according to initial reports from inspectors who just completed three days talks with Iran over their nuclear development program. Both sides hinted further talks would result. has more here.


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