Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich is staking much of his political capital on winning Georgia Tuesday, a state he represented in Congress for nearly two decades.
“It is great to be home,” Gingrich, born in Pennsylvania, told a crowd in Peachtree City recently.
Gingrich, who saw his front-runner status fade shortly before the Florida primary, trails leaders Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum in all the national polls — and sometimes trails Ron Paul, depending on which poll is reporting.
However, Gingrich has called the contest wide-open and vowed to remain a candidate through the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., in August.
Gingrich said recent polls indicate Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, is neither invincible nor the inevitable party nominee, National Public Radio reported. Gingrich said people should take a wait-and-see attitude on Santorum to see how the former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania does in the next few weeks.