Gingrich says home state win will be crucial
February 19th, 2012
09:30 AM ET
8 years ago

Gingrich says home state win will be crucial

Washington (CNN) - Newt Gingrich conceded Sunday that losing his home state of Georgia in the upcoming Super Tuesday primaries in March would "badly" weaken his candidacy.

Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," Gingrich added that if either of his chief rivals for the Republican presidential nomination lose their home states - Mitt Romney in Michigan and Rick Santorum in Pennsylvania - they also would be "badly, badly weakened."

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State of the Union Early Bird for February 19, 2012
February 19th, 2012
04:51 AM ET
8 years ago

State of the Union Early Bird for February 19, 2012

(CNN)-It's early, and State of the Union is bringing you the best of the morning headlines to go with your cup of coffee.

On our radar: Controversial statements from presidential candidates, and tensions in Iran and Syria.

Check out what we're reading, and watch our interview today with presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) as well as our insider panel: former presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minnesota) and Republican Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels.

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