Newt Gingrich Banking On Super Tuesday

While February looks bleak for the former House Speaker, only time will tell if this is a wise primary strategy for Gingrich. The Hill's Erik Wasson weighs in:

“Our goal is to get to Super Tuesday where we are in much more favorable territory,” Gingrich said on NBC's Meet the Press.

He said prospects look good in Georgia and Tennessee on that day as well as for Alabama on March 13 and Texas on April 3. 

Gingrich's focus on Southern states stems from his success in South Carolina where he powered to victory thanks to the support of voters looking for a more conservative alternative to Romney.

Ten states hold primaries or caucuses on Super Tuesday and a total of 437 total delegates are up for grabs.  They are Alaska (27), Georgia (76), Idaho (32), Massachusetts (41), North Dakota (28), Ohio (66), Oklahoma (43), Tennessee (58), Vermont (17), and Virginia (49).

But before Super Tuesday, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Maine, Arizona, Michigan and Washington all hold primaries or caucuses. Winning all of those could give Romney serious momentum. 

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published this page in In The News 2012-02-06 02:25:00 -0500
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