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Newt: I'm Going to GOP Convention

Republican candidate will battle on if he loses Florida primary
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 28, 2012 3:25 PM CST
Newt: I'm Going to GOP Convention
PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - JANUARY 28: Republican presidential candidate, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich greets people during a meet and greet at the PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance on January 28, 2012 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Newt Gingrich continues to campaign for votes in Florida...   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – With Mitt Romney leading in a Florida poll, Newt Gingrich made it clear today: “I will go all the way to the convention. I expect to win the nomination," he said. "You just had two national polls that show me ahead. Why don’t you ask Gov. Romney what he will do if he loses since he is behind in both national polls.” How will Gingrich win the nomination? "State by state."

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The Republican candidate seemed offended when asked whether a Romney win would force him to drop out, Politico reports. But the question keeps popping up since Gingrich crushed Romney in South Carolina and lost some mojo this week in Florida. Another question: How will Newt fund a full-fledged campaign? His war chest may not be big enough, unless multi-billionaire Sheldon Adelson keeps bankrolling him through a pro-Gingrich "super PAC." (Read more Newt Gingrich 2012 stories.)

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