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Gingrich sees Romney as a weak front-runner

Staff Photo: Jason Braverman Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks during a Gwinnett Chamber breakfast at the 1818 Club in Duluth on Tuesday morning.

Staff Photo: Jason Braverman Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks during a Gwinnett Chamber breakfast at the 1818 Club in Duluth on Tuesday morning.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Newt Gingrich says Mitt Romney is the weakest GOP front-runner since 1920, but his sizeable campaign fund allows him to run well in races where his rivals don't have the resources to campaign.

The former House speaker told "Fox News Sunday" that Romney's money allows him to buy plenty of advertising time that puts him ahead of the pack at first, but his rivals catch up "pretty rapidly" as they campaign.

Gingrich says Romney isn't stronger because the conservative Republican base doesn't support him.

Gingrich has been campaigning hard in Alabama and Mississippi ahead of Tuesday's primaries, where he's hoping to add to the wins he's had in South Carolina and the state he represented in Congress for 20 years, Georgia.

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notblind 2 years, 6 months ago

Hey Georgia voters - How can it be that Gingrich is good enough to be president but not good enough to have kept his Congressional seat ? Recycling discarded politicians doesn't ever work out - think Tricky Dick Nixon.

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gwinnettresident1 2 years, 6 months ago

Mitt is just a obama in sheep clothing...Who do you recommend .

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nicholson 2 years, 6 months ago

Hmmm, if Romney (with the most delegates) is such a weak candidate, what does that make Gingrich? A vindictive, jealous, sore loser who will never get the nomination.

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