South Carolina Jan 21
Should Newt Gingrich turn in a strong showing in the South Carolina primary Saturday and his rivals for the conservative vote drop out of the GOP presidential race, the former House speaker feels confident he can draw a sharp contrast with front-runner Mitt Romney and win their party’s nomination for President this year. “I have a game plan to win after South Carolina,” said Gingrich, who spoke to HUMAN EVENTS Wednesday morning between campaign stops in the Palmetto State. While freely admitting he is “totally focused on winning South Carolina,” Gingrich echoed the view of Florida campaign chairman Bill McCollum that he can defeat Romney in that state’s primary January 31st.
Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) - Rick Perry is telling supporters that he will drop his bid Thursday for the Republican presidential nomination, two sources familiar with his plans told CNN.
From National Journal:
By KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL Florence, S.C .
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The Republican candidates were returning to the campaign trail Tuesday slightly bruised but unbowed after a raucous debate that left Mitt Romney fielding attacks from the get-go and all five candidates earning wild reception from a fired-up audience that will be casting votes alongside fellow South Carolinians on Saturday.
Washington (CNN) – Mitt Romney is all tied up with President Barack Obama in a likely general election matchup, with the president showing signs of weakness on the economy and Romney seen as out of touch with ordinary Americans, according to a new national survey. And a CNN/ORC International Poll released Monday also indicates that Rep. Ron Paul of Texas is also even with Obama in another possible showdown this November.
Newt Gingrich defeated Mitt Romney today to win today's South Carolina primary , boosted by a fiery debate performance this week that deflated the former governor's front-runner status overnight.
On a Sunday morning appearance on “Fox & Friends,” conservative columnist Ann Coulter explained why Romney fell short in the South Carolina GOP presidential primary, blaming the priorities of South Carolina voters for Gingrich’s success. “Apparently, South Carolinians would rather have the emotional satisfaction of a snotty remark toward the president than to beat Obama in the fall,” Coulter, the author of “ Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America ,” said.
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By PATRICK O'CONNOR , CAROL E. LEE and JANET HOOK MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.
Republicans took every opportunity to jab at Mitt Romney at a Monday debate - one of their last chances to undercut him before he seals his fate as the GOP nominee. The debate, sponsored by Fox News, was easily one of the liveliest and testiest encounters the candidates have engaged in thus far. Romney was the target from the start and he remained there as opponent after opponent piled on, leaving no issue off limits as they worked to chip away at Romney ahead of Saturday’s decisive primary.
Fox News correspondent Bret Baier opened the debate with quite a segue, pivoting from MLK day and jobs to asking Newt Gingrich about the attacks he has been making against Mitt Romney , which he'd promised he wouldn't use.
Striving to regain ground in the final hours before the South Carolina Republican presidential primary, Mitt Romney raised questions about rival Newt Gingrich ’s business dealings as the former House speaker aimed for an upset victory that could prolong the nominating race. “I’d like to see what he actually told Freddie Mac (FMCC) ,” Romney told reporters gathered outside his campaign headquarters in Greenville. “Let’s see what his report was.”
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