Romney Vows to Chip Away at McCain's Lead

He pledges to fight after Super Tuesday for 'heart' of GOP
By Caroline Zimmerman,  Newser User
Posted Feb 3, 2008 4:03 PM CST
Supporters of Republican presidential hopeful, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, cheer during an Illinois campaign rally at the College of DuPage Sunday, Feb.3, 2008, in Glen Ellyn, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Mitt Romney vowed today to stay in the presidential race despite national polls that predict his fall by the wayside. Even a loss on Super Tuesday won't stop him, he said today on ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos. He also accused John McCain's camp of having "stretched, twisted, or completely walked away from the truth" while fighting a dirty campaign.

The former Massachusetts governor has already invested $35 million on his campaign and plans to spend more. “Of course I am going to contribute to the very campaign I’m asking other people to contribute to," he said. He hopes to rally last-minute support among conservatives who can't stomach McCain. Romney called the 2008 primary race "a battle for the heart and soul of the Republican party."