Georgia Republican Primary: Newt Gingrich Tries To Win With Governor's Support

03/04/2012 10:25 am ET | Updated Mar 04, 2012
  • Timothy Darnell Buckhead Patch

GOP presidential contender Newt Gingrich has the endorsement of several high-profile Georgia Republicans, including Gov. Nathan Deal. But few of them believe Gingrich can win Georgia's Super Tuesday primary with a big enough margin to allow him to claim all of the state’s 76 delegates.

"He'll do well, but in next Tuesday’s primary, almost every candidate will get something out of Georgia," said Sue Everhart, chair of the Georgia Republican Party. "I don’t think Newt will win with a 50-percent-plus-one margin. And endorsements from sitting governors don't seal the deal."

The governor appeared with Gingrich this week at the state capitol in Atlanta. Deal served with Gingrich in Congress beginning in the mid-1990s.

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