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Newt Gingrich Hints He May End Campaign

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Newt Gingrich on Monday hinted that he may soon end his fledgling bid for the Republican presidential nomination.

"I think we need to take a deep look at what we are doing," Gingrich said in an interview with NBC News during a campaign stop in Delaware. "We will be in North Carolina tomorrow night and we will look and see what the results are."

According to NBC, the former House speaker said he would need to "reassess" based on the results of Tuesday's primary in Delaware, a state where Gingrich has spent a great deal of time campaigning in recent weeks. Gingrich indicated that the state's 17 delegates were crucial to his viability as a candidate.

"I would hope we would do well here -– either carry it or come very, very close," Gingrich said.

After a period of "Newtmentum" following his January victory in the South Carolina primary, Gingrich's campaign has been on a downward slide. His campaign has run up a massive debt. In late March, Gingrich's team announced that one-third of his campaign staff would be laid off.

Despite his struggles, Gingrich has insisted until now that he would stay in the campaign until August's Republican National Convention, despite Mitt Romney's status as the clear frontrunner.

""I am committed to staying in this race all the way to Tampa so that the conservative movement has a real choice," Gingrich said in a statement after rival Rick Santorum quit the race earlier this month.

Below, a look back at the Gingrich campaign:

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