Romney could have edge with Fla.’s early and absentee voters
Campaign started pushing in December before Gingrich surged in polls
If Mitt Romney has a firewall in Florida to stop Newt Gingrich’s momentum, it could be his organization’s vigorous effort to reach 407,000 Republican voters who have requested absentee ballots and more than half of whom have already voted. The Sunshine State also has early voting, which is well under way of next week’s Republican presidential primary. Gingrich had the mojo coming out of his thumping of Romney last Saturday in South Carolina, but the Romney campaign has money and infrastructure it hopes will stop Gingrich on the ground.