Another reason: the winner of Florida's primary takes all 50 of the states delegates, unlike other states this time around, which dole out delegates proportional to the candidates' wins.

But following Paul's strong second in New Hampshire, Benton said they may reconsider that. He suggested the Florida GOP may change its winner-take-all rules.

Yet Florida Republican Party spokesman Brian Hughes said they have no plans to reconsider the state's delegate allocation.

"We are committed to our rules winner-take-all for our 50 delegates," Hughes said