Tuesday, March 6, 5:06 PM
Newt Gingrich has won the GOP primary in his home state of Georgia. As Aaron Blake reported :
Newt Gingrich has won the Georgia primary, taking his home state and winning his second state in the 2012 presidential campaign, according to exit polls.
Late polling showed Gingrich to be a strong favorite, leading by as many as 20 points in the state he represented in Congress.
Gingrich’s win ends a losing streak that lasted a month and a half. His last and only win came in South Carolina’s primary on Jan. 21.
Super Tuesday is upon us and the battle for the Republican
presidential nomination is in high gear as the four leading candidates compete for more than 400 delegates in 10 states: Ohio, Georgia, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Vermont, Massachusetts,
Virginia, North Dakota, Idaho and Alaska. Polls in Georgia closed at 7 p.m. EST.
Analysis from The Fix:
“I have to win Georgia, I think, to be credible in the race,” Newt Gingrich has said. He’s right. Georgia is the state where Gingrich first rose to power, in the part of the country where he’s most popular. If he can’t make it here, he can’t make it anywhere. He faces competition from Rick Santorum, who is courting the state’s evangelical vote.