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Newt Gingrich Hoping South Carolina Will Be The Answer

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GOP Candidate For President Newt Gingrich Campaigns In South Carolina
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ATLANTA (AP)-Trying to breathe life into his struggling White House bid, Republican Newt Gingrich is striking a populist tone in South Carolina while railing against “crony capitalism” that he says undermines free enterprise.

Speaking to an enthusiastic crowd of about 300 in Rock Hill, the former House speaker also pledged to fight “anti-Christian bigotry.” Gingrich has had disappointing finishes in Iowa and New Hampshire but made clear Wednesday that he isn’t going down without a fight.

South Carolina’s Jan. 21 primary is the first in the South and critical for the Georgia congressman. Gingrich hopes to appeal to the state’s evangelical and socially conservative voters, some of whom are skeptical of Mitt Romney, the GOP front-runner.

Gingrich played up his regional ties, saying “It’s good to be home in the South.”

Gingrich has also stepped up his attacks on Romney’s record with Bain Capital. More in this report from CBS News

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