Newt Gingrich wins 2012 South Carolina primary, Mitt Romney to continue GOP presidential nomination campaign

By on Jan 22, 2012 in International, Politics, United States Comments

Newt Gingrich won the 2012 South Carolina primary, but Mitt Romney vowed to continue his GOP presidential nomination campaign in the upcoming US election this November.

Mitt Romney, after the 2012 South Carolina primary
Image Credit: CNN video

As noted in US news sites on Saturday, January 21, 2012, Mitt Romney had a brief meeting with his supporters and congratulated former House Speaker Newt Gingrich but criticized US President Barack Obama.

As reported earlier, various US TV networks announced that Newt Gingrich won the South Carolina primary with a wide margin despite the recent controversy over his ex-wife Marianne about the “open marriage” issue in an ABC interview.

“This race is getting to be even more interesting…we’re now three contests into a long primary season … We’ve still got a long way to do.” Mitt Romney said on his speech, as he thanked all his supporters.

“This is a hard fight because there’s so much worth fighting for…Tomorrow we’re going to move on to Florida.” Romney added, noting that it is a state that has suffered a lot from the Obama administration.

Later, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul also talked to their supporters in separate events with Newt Gingrich not yet appearing in public after he won the South Carolina primary as of this writing.

Meanwhile, the four 2012 GOP presidential nomination candidates are preparing for the 2012 Florida primary on Tuesday, January 31, with the Nevada caucus on February 4, along with Maine, Colorado, and Minnesota on February 7.

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