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Gingrich defiant as Romney's lead grows in Florida

Publié par Clifford Armion le 30/01/2012

Paul West, Seema Mehta and Maeve Reston

Newt Gingrich tried to discount a likely defeat in Tuesday's Florida primary by declaring that Mitt Romney had yet to prove he could win a majority of the Republican vote and predicting that the nomination wouldn't be decided until the national convention in August.

Boosted by strong support from female voters, Romney lengthened his lead in Florida after one of the most bruising weeks of the campaign. He was ahead of Gingrich by double-digit margins in three new statewide opinion surveys released Sunday. But Gingrich said that Romney was a long way from wrapping up the nomination and pointed out that the former Massachusetts governor still lagged among the most conservative voters.

"We will go all the way to the convention," Gingrich told reporters after attending services at a Baptist mega-church in suburban Tampa. "When you take all the non-Romney votes, it's very likely that at the convention there will be a non-Romney majority and maybe a very substantial one. My job is to convert that into a Gingrich majority."

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"Gingrich defiant as Romney's lead grows in Florida", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2012. Consulté le 17/05/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/gingrich-defiant-as-romney-s-lead-grows-in-florida