Eagan, Minnesota (CNN) – Even after winning Florida's primary by a wide margin Tuesday, Mitt Romney signaled he would not ease off attacks on his weakened GOP rival as the race continued in the West.
Speaking with reporters Wednesday, the GOP candidate accused the former House speaker of pandering to the residents of early voting states.
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"I'll expect that you'll have him come to Nevada and say something that he feels is attractive or popular in Nevada, and it will probably cost money," Romney said.
Nevada's GOP will hold its caucus Saturday.
"We have not heard from him how he's going to balance the budget," Romney added. "It's instead been a campaign of promises, and what he calls bold ideas, but which are primarily satisfying the interests of the local population."
Romney took on Gingrich's claim he is the only viable conservative in the Republican race, jabbing the former House speaker for his collaboration with colleague (and former House speaker as well) Nancy Pelosi on climate change awareness, his one-time dismissal of a conservative-backed plan to overhaul the budget and even a proposal by Gingrich to build a base on the moon.
"I'm not saying he's not conservative," Romney said. "I'm just saying he's not the pure conservative he would have people believe, and I think folks in Florida saw through that."
Saying he felt "terrific" after his Florida blowout, Romney brushed off a question about Gingrich not making the customary phone call to congratulate his opponent on the win.
"You know, it doesn't bother me in the slightest," Romney said with his trademark laugh.
The former Massachusetts governor will hold a rally in Minnesota Wednesday afternoon before continuing onto Las Vegas, Nevada for an evening campaign event.