FLORIDA - We're less than a week away from the Florida Primary, and Republican Presidential Candidates are wasting no time spreading their messages in the Sunshine State.
As the gap gets smaller between the top two Candidates, the Primary is taking on the feel of a two-man race. More than ever, the Republicans are taking aim at each other.
In an interview with Univision Wednesday, Newt Gingrich didn't mince words as he shared his thoughts on Mitt Romney's policy of "self-deportation" of illegal immigrants.
"I think you have to live in a world of Swiss bank accounts and Cayman Island accounts and automatic $20 million dollars a year with no work to have a fantasy this far from reality," Gingrich said.
Romney's campaign was quick on the defensive, producing evidence that Gingrich aides used the term "self-deport" approvingly. Meanwhile, in Miami, Romney spoke to supporters about the dictatorship in Cuba, saying President Obama hurt the people of Cuba by offering Fidel Castro an olive branch.
"If I'm fortunate enough to become the next President of the United States, it is my expectation that Fidel Castro will finally be taken off this planet," Romney said. "I doubt he'll take any time in the sky. He'll find another region to be more to his comfort."
The race for the lead may be getting too close for comfort. Latest Time/CNN poll numbers from Florida show Newt Gingrich (34%) in a dead heat with Mitt Romney (36%) -- who once held a solid double-digit lead. But Gingrich didn't have the support of everyone in Coral Springs. Hecklers interrupted him, asking if he worked for the people or for Freddie Mac.
Rick Santorum (11%) who visited Naples, is running a distant third, followed by Ron Paul (9%) who's not campaigning in the state. Despite the disparity in rankings, Santorum is not losing steam.
"This race is just started," Santorum said. "It's a three-man race. We're going to be in this race for the long term. We're going to be in this race, we're going to fight."
The voting could go either way in next week's Primary. Before then, all four GOP candidates will get a final chance to debate Thursday night in Jacksonville. WINK News Political Reporter Carlos Suarez will have the highlights.