Newt Gingrich won the South Carolina republican primary today, a stunning come-from-behind upset that shook the contest for the party’s presidential nomination like an earthquake.
Newt Gingrich beats frontrunner Mitt Romney in South Carolina primary. Mr Romney said his party could not choose someone who had never run a business or a state. Returns from 30% of South Carolina’s precincts showed Mr Gingrich gaining 41% of the vote, to 26% for Mr Romney. Mr Santorum had 18% and Mr Paul 13.
The former House speaker beats former republican front-runner mitt Romney in the South Carolina primary. Updated from 7:31 p.m. EST with Gingrich claiming victory in South Carolina primary.
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Photo: EPA Newt Gingrich has convincingly beaten mitt romney in South Carolina’s primary election. With 95% of the vote counted, Gingrich had 41% to Romney’s 27%. More than 580,000 supporters of the Republican Party took part in the vote. Starting from 1980, anyone who won the primary in that state went on to become a.
· Tea Partiers Showed Their Muscle. More than a third of voters – 34 percent – in the South carolina republican primary strongly support the Tea Party movement. They overwhelmingly gravitated toward Newt Gingrich, backing him by more than a two-to.
Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney must overcome wily political veteran Newt Gingrich in the South Carolina primary on Saturday to keep his march toward the party’s nomination on track.
South Carolina poll: Gingrich triumphs over Romney. Newt Gingrich has convincingly beaten Mitt Romney in South Carolina’s primary election, the latest leg in the battle to be the Republican candidate in November’s US presidential poll. With almost all votes counted, Mr Gingrich had 40% to Mr Romney’s 28%. Mr Romney was widely seen as.