Newt May Score Upset Win in Delaware

He says he'll 'reassess' campaign if he doesn't

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 24, 2012 4:17 AM CDT | Updated Apr 24, 2012 7:52 AM CDT

(Newser) – Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, and Delaware hold their Republican primaries today, and while many observers have already heard the fat lady sing for Newt Gingrich, there may still be a twist or two left in the race. Gingrich has been spending a lot of time in Delaware and he may be able to rally conservatives and jolt Mitt Romney by snatching a surprise primary win like the one Christine O'Donnell scored in 2010, Politico finds.

Gingrich—who has had more penguin bites than primary wins since taking Georgia seven weeks ago—needs five wins to get on the ballot at the Republican National Convention but currently only has two. Speaking to NBC yesterday, he said he would have to "reassess" his campaign if the result in Delaware doesn't go his way. "We have got really positive responses and I would hope we would do well here—either carry it or come very, very close," he said.

Newt Gingrich waits to take a photograph with a supporter after speaking at a high school in Delaware last week.
Newt Gingrich waits to take a photograph with a supporter after speaking at a high school in Delaware last week.   (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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We are very optimistic. Voters in Delaware, like many of the delegates being selected at county and state conventions, want a conservative nominee. - Gingrich spokesman RC Hammond

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