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Will Gingrich Ride S.C. Win To Georgia?

Atlanta campaign chair describes Gingrich's appeal to South Carolina voters.


Former Georgia congressman Newt Gingrich won the on Saturday.

Unofficial election results showed Gingrich with 40 percent of the vote. Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney was in second place at 28 percent, and Rick Santorum, former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania, in third place with 17 percent.

"Newt's victory Saturday night in South Carolina is the result of focusing on jobs, conservative values, and his vision for historic change in the relationship between the federal government and its citizens," said Angelic Moore, Gingrich's Atlanta campaign chair. "He has always consistently talked about America's future as a congressman, Speaker of the House, and now as a presidential candidate. That is what appealed to South Carolina voters."

Our Patch colleagues in the Palmetto State reported from the scene at local voting places and covered the results live.

One South Carolina supporter told Patch that Gingrich's victory was

Will Gingrich's campaign gain strength or weaken between now and March 6, when Super Tuesday 2012 arrives in Georgia?

Anna Varela January 24, 2012 at 06:22 PM
Hi folks - Obviously we've got a lot of people on this thread who are passionate and knowledgeable about the presidential race! I just want to let you all know that Patch will be live blogging tonight's State of the Union, the last SOTU address before the 2012 election. Of course, many would argue that this speech is especially important because it's the big kick-off for President Obama's re-election effort. Please join our discussion and let us know how you feel about where America is headed: http://patch.com/A-qwCP
Brian Crawford January 24, 2012 at 08:29 PM
I thought Brian Williams was spot on in the way he moderated last night's debate. While I've enjoyed the political theater of this cycle's debate season immensly, bloviators like Gingrich lose their sparkle when they can't play to the crowd and have to stand on the substance of their arguments. Gingrich's frustration was palpable. Hooray for decorum! Even if it doesn't help Newt's chances..haha.
Tom Doolittle January 26, 2012 at 02:50 AM
More disconnect with conservtaive Newt backers: Casino money? http://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/sheldon-adelson-and-newt-gingrich-one-gained-clout-from-friendship-the-other-funding/2012/01/11/gIQACvSrBQ_story.html
Enchante Moore February 05, 2012 at 06:35 AM
I am seeing more independent minded Georgians are waking up to embrace Ron Paul's message. Please check out www.ga4ronpaul.com and be an informed and involved voter. End the Fed, End the War and End the Taxes. By the way Clark Howard would vote Ron Paul (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEIckvlKasA), not to say we should build some kind of intellectual authority based on their public profile. We welcome voters in Georgia seek Ron Paul out, join a meetup group for him. Ron Paul 2012!
don Gabacho February 05, 2012 at 05:00 PM
"Good ol' South Carolina" must think Gingrich is slyly lying with his stance on so-called immigration.

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