By Alysha Bohanon
The future of Newt Gingrich's campaign for presidency rests on his performance in the Georgia primary, the Republican presidential hopeful suggested during a campaign stop in Georgia Friday, news sources reported.
Gingrich represented Georgia during his 20-year congressional career, CNN reported, and has high hopes for the state.
"I would hope to win here and I think, given the years that I spent both helping represent the state in Congress but also helping grow the Republican Party, I think I have some reasonably good likelihood of winning here," said Gingrich, according to CNN.
The state will hold its Republican primary on March 6, along with 10 other states scheduled to hold primary elections or caucuses on Super Tuesday. Georgia has the most delegates at stake that day, according to CNN.
Gingrich told reporters that Georgia would be a "very, very important state," MSNBC reported. "We actually have a very good chance of doing well here and that gives us a springboard then to go across the whole country."
Gingrich has been campaigning across the state with fellow Georgian and former candidate Herman Cain.
Gingrich assured supporters that despite rough patches in nomination race, he will continue campaigning in the hopes to win Georgia.
"The fact is I have never seen anything like this nominating process. It has been wild. It will remain wild for a while," he said, according to MSNBC. "Some places we've won and some places we've lost, but we are in the hunt."