Senator John McCain won the GOP presidential primary in Florida yesterday, coming in with 36% of the vote. Governor Mitt Romney placed second with 31%. Rudy Giuliani and Mike Huckabee placed 3rd and 4th with 15% and 13% respectively.
It appears that Florida will be the end of the line for the Giuliani campaign. Reports from late Tuesday revealed that Giuliani would drop out of the race and endorse Senator McCain. This development is huge for the McCain campaign. The next major contest- Super Tuesday on February 5th- includes a host of states that Giuliani at one time had wrapped up. States such as New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and California would then pledge their delegates to Senator McCain. Governor Romney alledges he plans to campaign in several of these states, but there is still a question of whether he will be able to really play a strong role.
On the Democratic side, Senator John Edwards is also expected to drop out of the presidential race today. There are no reports of whether he will make an endorsement today.