Protesters to greet Romney in Sarasota this afternoon

A group of demonstrators from Awake the State, Planned Parenthood and possibly local unions will be on hand today to catch the attention of Mitt Romney.


An e-mail CL has received says that those activists plan to meet between 5:15- 5:45 p.m. at John Ringling Blvd. in Sarasota, by Lido Shores.

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A new Politico/George Washington University poll released Monday morning shows that Herman Cain's support is hemorrhaging among GOP women in the wake of the sexual harassment allegations made against the presidential candidate two weeks ago.

The biggest beneficiary of Cain's drop in support? Mitt Romney.

Yes, Newt Gingrich is getting more love, but Politico reports that:

Last Wednesday, 40 percent of those reached supported the former Massachusetts governor. In the full sample, based on four days of national polling, Romney finished second with 25 percent (behind Cain’s 27 percent). Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Gov. Rick Perry tied for third at 14 percent.

Meanwhile, Romney comes to Sarasota Monday afternoon for a $2,500 a plate fundraiser, where he'll be greeted by some of his critics.

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