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Gingrich aims to go for broke in South Carolina

Gingrich aims to go for broke in South Carolina
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New Hampshire may not have provided the boost that Newt Gingrich was looking for to revive his bid to be the next president of the United States.

But the former Republican house speaker is vowing to fight on against front runner Mitt Romney in South Carolina’s primary on January 21st.

Gingrich picked up just short of 10 per cent of the vote in New Hampshire and he’s labelled South Carolina as a “must-win” state.

He’s spent over $3.4 million, or €2.6 million, on advertising in the traditionally conservative state and is expected to launch an attack on Romney’s job-cutting past at investment firm Bain Capital.

South Carolina has a 30-year track record of backing the Republican primary candidate who goes on to become the eventual GOP nominee.

For Gingrich, it will be his last chance to stay in the race.