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.
Republican Newt Gingrich will be campaigning across North Georgia and finish the day at the university where he once taught history. The former Georgia lawmaker appears to hope that Georgia's primary on March 6 could break a losing streak for his campaign.
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.
Changes in federal law make voting more accessible for people living overseas. Georgia election officials want to get the word out in advance of Super Tuesday. So far few people have requested ballots.