Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Newt Gingrich sharply scales back campaign

Newt Gingrich, who once led the Republican presidential field only to see his standing diminished after a string of losses, will reduce his campaign schedule and lay off a third of his staff in a strategy shift that underscores his fading chances of claiming the party’s nomination.

The former House speaker has already replaced his top aide, Michael Krull, with Vince Haley, who had been deputy campaign manager and a policy adviser. Gingrich, who had pinned his hopes on a strong showing in the South but won only his home state of Georgia and neighboring South Carolina, will continue to visit primary states but will begin a post-primary strategy that zeroes in on the Republican National Convention, his aides said.
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