Former Georgia Congressman Newt Gingrich handily won his home state on Super Tuesday with about 50 percent of the vote. That left Mitt Romney in second, Rick Santorum a close third, and Ron Paul last. All four candidates’ campaigns held parties in Georgia, and supporters at Paul’s event said they see no end in sight for the campaign.
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.
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.