Mitt, Newt on Collision Course

    FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2011, file photo Republican presidential candidates former House Speaker Newt Gingrich talks with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at a Republican presidential debate in Washington. Gingrich is facing his first debate as the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination Saturday night, Dec. 10, 2011. Standing next to him will be Romney, whose campaign has launched an all-out offensive against Gingrich's record and leadership style.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

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    Want eggs with that? Both Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are planning to appear at a Tommy’s Country Ham House in Greenville on Saturday at exactly the same time: 10:45 in the morning on primary day, just hours before the voting begins. The two have been neck and neck going into the primary, with Gingrich pulling ahead at the last minute. A new Clemson poll shows that he now has a six-point lead over Romney. Though that’s within the statistical margin of error, the dynamic of the race appears to have shifted in Gingrich’s favor. The former speaker of the House had a strong debate showing earlier in the week, and Romney’s campaign now seems apprehensive.


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