As voters go to the polls in 10 states across the country today, an upbeat Newt Gingrich said he's optimistic about his chances in his longtime home state of Georgia, said he was in the race for the long haul and predicted he even would pick up delegates in Ohio, where polls show him running well behind front-runners Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum.
Rick Santorum was drawing strong support Tuesday from the most conservative voters in Ohio's Republican presidential primary, according to early results of an exit poll of voters. Yet despite targeting the state's blue-collar voters, they were giving him only a slender lead over rival Mitt Romney, the survey was showing.
Mitt Romney won Virginia's Republican presidential primary on Tuesday but with less than overwhelming support, in a race that highlighted the difficulty the former Massachusetts governor has had in consolidating support among rank-and-file GOP voters.
In the first news conference of his re-election year, President Obama tried Tuesday to appeal to several key groups of voters — assuring the war-weary he's reluctant to launch attacks in Iran and Syria, praising women for supporting contraception, and promising Hispanics he'll achieve immigration reform if they vote out Republicans.
At a time when Americans consider the lack- luster Obama econ- omy to be the No. 1 issue facing the country, Rick Santorum this week was suggesting that other issues deserve equal treatment.
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is set to receive Secret Service protection starting Wednesday, two people with knowledge of the security plan confirmed to the Associated Press.
I am tired of the reporters who say that GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is not exciting to the voters. I'm a voter who is very excited about Mr. Romney. He is a brilliant, distinguished, gentleman businessman.
Newt Gingrich notched a home-field primary win in Georgia, and Mitt Romney moved ahead in Virginia and Vermont as Republican presidential rivals battled coast to coast in a 10-state Super Tuesday showdown.