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Enthusiasm and skepticism ahead of Florida primary

Republican candidates Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul are down to the wire fighting for a victory in Florida's primary on Tuesday.

By nearly all counts, Romney will emerge a victor; many polls including the latest released by NBC-Marist show Romney with a 15 point lead.

Buckle up for the long haul - it's a long road to November. Fortunately the pictures from the campaign trail are still as fascinating as ever.

 

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Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich cheer as he arrives for a campaign rally at the Hyatt Regency in Jacksonville, Fla., on Monday, Jan. 30.

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Mitt Romney supporters attend a rally at Ring Power Lift Trucks in Jacksonville on Jan. 30.

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People listen to Mitt Romney during a rally at Ring Power Lift Trucks in Jacksonville on Jan. 30.

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Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and his wife, Callista Gingrich, listen as Michael Reagan, son of President Ronald Reagan, during a campaign rally on Monday in Jacksonville.

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Mackenzie Tuttle, 8, sits with her family during a rally for Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Monday.

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney presents Los Angeles Times reporter Maeve Reston with a birthday cake on his campaign plane in Jacksonville on Monday.

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