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Newt Gingrich Wins South Carolina Primary

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The Republican race for the presidency took a surprising turn Saturday as Newt Gingrich won the South Carolina Primary giving his candidacy new life. Gingrich’s SC win comes only 10 days after finishing fourth in New Hampshire.

Gingrich came out victorious despite the negative publicity surrounding him regarding scandalous claims made by one of his ex-wives. With his win in South Carolina, Newt Gingrich is in a great position to pose a significant threat to Republican front runner Mitt Romney.

The New York Times reports that Mitt Romney told his supporters,

This race is getting to be even more interesting. This is a hard fight because there is so much worth fighting for. We’ve still got a long way to go and a lot of work to do.”

Next stop on the campaign trail is Florida, one of the most expensive states to campaign in. Romney’s financial and organizational edge over Gingrich could give him the boost he needs to win the Florida primary at the end of the month.

Newt Gingrich took to his Twitter page after his victory Saturday night saying,

Thank you South Carolina!  Help me deliver the knockout punch in Florida. Join our Moneybomb and donate now.

Over half of the South Carolina voters said in the exit polls that they made up their minds at the last minute, which gives strength to the idea that the Republican nominee for the presidency is still any one’s game.

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