Voters are heading to polls across Georgia with much on the line for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who is looking to regain momentum in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Super Tuesday is days away and presidental hopefuls are making their final pushes in Georgia. Mitt Romney's wife Ann made two appearances in Atlanta Thursday and Rick Santorum is scheduled to stop in Macon on Monday. Newt Gingrich visited Savannah and Brunswick Friday.
When Newt Gingrich campaigns in coastal Georgia, it'll be an unusual stump for a presidential candidate. The state's largest metropolitan area, Atlanta, usually gets the appearances of would-be presidents, while the rest of the state watches from afar. But don't take it personally. It's all about money.
The head of Georgia's Republican Party said she will have to work hard to maintain grassroots momentum among voters after most of the GOP presidential field pulled out of a scheduled debate in Atlanta ahead of Super Tuesday. Both Mitt Romney and Ron Paul on Thursday declined to participate in the Atlanta debate.