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Gingrich on Gingrich: 'Last Conservative Standing'

3:55 PM, Apr 10, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Newt Gingrich is using Rick Santorum's announcement that the former Pennsylvania senator is suspending his presidential campaign to make a last ditch effort at becoming the Republican nominee--by drawing a contrast with front runner Mitt Romney.

In a statement, Gingrich made a play for Santorum supporters. "Rick has waged a remarkable campaign. His success is a testament to his tenacity and the power of conservative principles," Gingrich says in a statement.

"I am committed to staying in this race all the way to Tampa so that the conservative movement has a real choice. I humbly ask Senator Santorum’s supporters to visit to review my conservative record and join us as we bring these values to Tampa. We know well that only a conservative can protect life, defend the Constitution, restore jobs and growth and return to a balanced budget."

(Via BuzzFeed.)

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