South Carolina Primary: Newt Gingrich Defeats Mitt Romney

Newt Gingrich defeated Mitt Romney today to win today's South Carolina primary, boosted by a fiery debate performance this week that deflated the former governor's front-runner status overnight. Rick Santorum will place third and Ron Paul will be fourth first-in-the-South contest. Propelled by voters who were heavily influenced by the pre-primary debates, and a strong evangelical showing, Gingrich claimed a landslide victory, winning virtually every county in the Palmetto State save for a...Full Story
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