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The 2012 GOP Presidential Field Is Set.


The Republican presidential field is set.

This probably doesn’t mean the speculation is over, but as of today, anyone who jumped in would not appear on the ballot in the Florida primary — complicating a late, long-shot bid a great deal.

AP: Florida Republican voters will get to choose between nine presidential contenders during next year’s primary.

The Republican Party of Florida on Monday submitted the names of nine candidates for the Jan. 31 ballot: Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Gary Johnson, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum.

Notice no Buddy Roemer.

The deadline to file to appear on the South Carolina Republican presidential-primary ballot is today.

Tags: 2012 , Buddy Roemer


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