Newt Vows to Continue

    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, left, looks on as his wife Callista introduces him at the Alabama Primary night rally Tuesday, March 13, 2012, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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    Newt Gingrich is sticking in the race, despite a disappointing second-place finish in Alabama and Mississippi. The GOP campaign is essentially a two-man race between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, with Gingrich representing a potential drag on Santorum. But the former speaker doesn’t see it that way. After last night’s results came in, he gave a speech that seemed to suggest he and Santorum could work as a team to prevent Romney from winning the nomination. “Between Santorum and myself, we’ll get over two thirds of the delegates and the so-called frontrunner will get less than a third,” Gingrich said, which could force a contested convention.

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