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Washington - Gingrich Opens Up Big Leads In South Carolina And Florida

Published on: December 11, 2011 03:07 PM
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Republican presidential candidates former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, right, take part in the Republican debate, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)Republican presidential candidates former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, left, and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, right, take part in the Republican debate, Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Washington - With the field of Republican presidential front-runners narrowing in advance of the Iowa caucuses, Newt Gingrich is solidifying his lead in key states while Mitt Romney faces criticism for a $10,000 bet he offered Rick Perry over the weekend.

A poll released Sunday showed support for the former speaker of the House soaring in South Carolina and Florida, making Mr. Gingrich the distinct front-runner in those states. His commanding performance in a debate Saturday night shows he remains on stable footing as the nominating battle enters its final stretch before Jan. 3 the Iowa caucuses.

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 Dec 11, 2011 at 05:56 PM SandmanNY Says:

Bring back Cain. Newt is more of the same Washington politicos.

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