Newt Gingrich Vows to Remain in GOP Race Until Tampa Convention

Despite placing fourth in the Illinois Republican primary on Tuesday, Newt Gingrich said in a statement on Wednesday that he intends to stay in the race until the Republican convention in Tampa. Gingrich also insisted that Mitt Romney is only leading the race because he was burying his opponents in spending.

“To defeat Barack Obama, Republicans can’t nominate a candidate who relies on outspending his opponents 7-1,” Gingrich said. “Instead, we need a nominee who offers powerful solutions that hold the president accountable for his failures. Over the past few weeks, my $2.50 gas plan has shown how America could have cheaper gas, more jobs and greater national security while putting the White House on the defense over their anti-American energy policies. This is the type of leadership I can offer as the nominee, and this campaign will spend between now and when the delegates vote in Tampa relentlessly taking the fight to President Obama to make this case.”
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