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
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 . 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.