TAMPA, Fla. -- Florida's primary might not be over just yet.
The Newt Gingrich
campaign is gearing up to challenge the results of the Florida
Republican presidential primary based on the Republican National
Committee's own rules which state that no contest can be winner-take-all
prior to April 1, 2012. (See RNC memo.)
It was assumed that Mitt Romney,
who won Tuesday's contest, would gain all 50 of the state's delegates.
But the Gingrich campaign plans to challenge Florida's allocation and
demand the delegates be divvied up proportionally. (See Gingrich memo.)
Fox News has learned exclusively that on Thursday, a Florida Gingrich
campaign official will begin the process of trying to have the RNC
rules enforced so that the Sunshine State delegates are distributed
based on the percentage of the vote each candidate got.
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus warned Florida Republican Party
Chairman Lenny Curry of the violation in a December letter quoting the
rule, "...'winner-take-all' states cannot hold a primary or caucus
before April 1, 2012." Read more