1. SOUTHBOUND

    Newt Camp: Next Votes ‘Must Wins’

    MASON CITY, IA - DECEMBER 28:  Republican presidential candidate former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich speaks during a campaign stop with his wife Callista Gingrich at Southbridge Mall on December 28, 2011 in Mason City, Iowa. The GOP presidential contenders are crisscrossing Iowa in the final stretch of campaigning in the state before the January 3rd caucus, the first test the candidates must face before becoming the Republican presidential nominee.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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    The Gentleman From Georgia is counting on a little Southern hospitality as his campaign straggles at the end of the Republican pack after picking up only one Super Tuesday state. His campaign on Wednesday deep-sixed plans to stump in Kansas, and spokesman R.C. Hammond admitted that it’s going to be a long slog from here, telling reporters, “Everything between Spartanburg all the way to Texas, those all need to go for Gingrich.” Yet the campaign will soldier on, Hammond said, even as Rick Santorum’s campaign and a pro-Santorum super PAC breathe down the former speaker’s neck, urging him to duck out of the race post haste and not drive Republicans into Mitt Romney’s arms.

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