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'Hardball with Chris Matthews' for Thursday, March 8, 2012

Eric Ostermeier provides analysis on Gingrich's win in his home state of Georgia.

And according to the University of Minnesota`s "Smart Politics" report, that ties John McCain, actually, in 2008 for the lowest vote tally in a home state win. And it`s among the weakest home state performances since 1972. The only other major Republican presidential candidates who didn`t win a majority in their home state were George Herbert Walker Bush in 1980 and Pat Robertson in Virginia in 1988. Both Bush and Robertson ended up losing, by the way.

MSNBC-TV
March 12, 2012

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