Tuesday, March 6, 2012
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Newt Gingrich cruised to winning Georgia's Republican presidential primary Tuesday, his one bright spot on a night he finished only as high as third in other Super Tuesday voting. Georgia was among 10 states selecting delegates Tuesday. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won in Virginia, Vermont, Massachusetts, Idaho and Alaska. CNN and other networks projected a Romney victory in a tight race in Ohio. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum won in Tennessee, Oklahoma and North Dakota. With 99 percent of Georgia's precincts reporting, Gingrich, the former U.S. House speaker, was leading with 47.2 percent of the vote, followed by Romney at 25.9 percent, Santorum at 19.6 percent and Texas Congressman Ron Paul at 6.6 percent. Romney and …
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Gingrich is strong In Georgia, but Is It enough to win all the delegates?
GOP presidential contender Newt Gingrich has the endorsement of several high-profile Georgia Republicans, including Gov. Nathan Deal. But few of them believe Gingrich can win Georgia’s Super Tuesday primary with a big enough margin to allow him to claim all of the state’s 76 delegates. “He’ll do well, but in next Tuesday’s primary, almost every candidate will get something out of Georgia,” said Sue Everhart, chair of the Georgia Republican Party. “I don’t think Newt will win with a 50-percent-plus-one margin. And endorsements from sitting governors don’t seal the deal.” The governor appeared with Gingrich this week at the state capitol in Atlanta. Deal served with Gingrich in Congress beginning in the mid-1990s. Last year, Everhart …
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Georgia businessman Herman Cain backs former Georgia congressman Newt Gingrich. Does it matter?
Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain voiced his support for Newt Gingrich during an appearance in Florida on Saturday. The analysts at the New York Times' Five Thirty Eight blog and Real Clear Politics say Romney has a solid lead in Florida, which holds its primary on Tuesday. Has Gingrich lost his momentum? Can endorsements from Cain and Fred Thompson, who stopped in Atlanta on Thursday to stump for Gingrich, help him bounce back? What do you think? Tell us in the comments section below.