Saturday, January 21, 2012

Gingrich Stuns Romney in South Carolina

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.) won a stunning come-from-behind victory in the South Carolina presidential primary on Saturday, using hard-edged debate performances to vault over former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney.

Polls closed at 7 p.m., and Gingrich was leading Romney in the earliest official returns. Exit polls made it clear that he would go on to defeat Romney — a win that will profoundly re-shape a nominating contest that, a week ago, seemed to be almost over.
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