Romney gains momentum with Florida win

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 | 9:58 a.m. CST

TAMPA, Fla. — Barreling out of Florida with money and momentum on his side, Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney said Wednesday that the bare-knuckled nomination fight thus far has toughened him up for contests to come. Chief rival Newt Gingrich is regrouping after a significant loss and faces serious disadvantages in the next states to vote.