Aides confirmed reports that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, here in Cramerton, N.C., on Wednesday, will drop out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination in the next few days. Mitt Romney scored another five primary victories on Tuesday. (Associated Press)

Aides confirmed reports that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, here in Cramerton, N.C., on Wednesday, will drop out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination in the next few days. Mitt Romney scored another five primary victories on Tuesday. (Associated Press)