What Does Mitt Romney's Victory Mean to Pinellas?
The presumptive GOP nominee hit four issues particularly hard in Pinellas County in January.
Mitt Romney is the presumptive Republican presidential nominee after Rick Santorum bowed out of the race Tuesday afternoon, according to a report in The Huffington Post.
For Pinellas County, that could mean a renewed focus on the following four issues:
- National security
- Health care
Romney focused on those four issues in a Pinellas campaign stop before the Florida primary in January. (See Romney's 12-minute speech at the Dunedin rally in the video above.)
Romney went on to win the state primary, with 49 percent of the vote in Pinellas County. That was more than double his nearest rival at the time, Newt Gingrich, who got 24 percent of the vote. Santorum came in third in Pinellas County, with 14.85 percent.