Mitt Romney's campaign has admitted President Obama won Florida. The Miami Herald's Marc Caputo writes, "Obama leads Republican Mitt Romney by 55,825 votes — or 49.9 percent to 49.24 — but there just aren’t enough votes from Republican areas to allow the challenger to catch up." The statement from Brett Doster, Florida advisor for Romney, suggests the campaign thinks they gave the state away to Obama. "The numbers in Florida show this was winnable. We thought based on our polling and range of organization that we had done what we needed to win. Obviously, we didn’t, and for that I and every other operative in Florida has a sick feeling that we left something on the table. I can assure you this won’t happen again." In Romney's concession speech, he didn't feel that way. "Like so many of you, Paul and I have left everything on the field. We have given our all to this campaign," Romney said.
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