MIAMI (CBSMiami.com) – GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has announced that he doesn’t plan to compete in several straw polls including ones in Iowa and Florida.
Romney competed in the Iowa Republican straw poll in 2008 and won after spending more than $1 million on the contest. Instead, Romney wants to focus the time and money on the 2012 campaign.READ MORE: How's This For A Photobomb? Palm Bay Cop Takes Selfie With Gator Stuck In Storm Drain
“We respect the straw poll process. In the last presidential campaign we were both strengthened as an organization and learned some important lessons by participating in them,” Romney campaign spokesman Matt Rhoades said in a written statement provided to the Associated Press. “This time we will focus our energies and resources on winning primaries and caucuses.”READ MORE: CDC Advisers Recommend Who Can Get Booster Shots Of Pfizer's COVID-19 Vaccine
Still, Romney will campaign heavily in Iowa and Florida. The Sunshine State will be the crown jewel in both the primaries and in the general election in 2012. Romney also said he would participate in a GOP debate on Fox News Channel in August.MORE NEWS: Former FDA Commissioner: Delta Variant May Be Last Major Wave Of Infection
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