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Newt's home field advantage was among the weakest

Eric Ostermeier addresses Gingrich's poor performance in Georgia.

"Gingrich - who admittedly won Georgia on Super Tuesday by a comfortable margin of 21.3 points over Mitt Romney - fared quite poorly when stacked up against the record of most Republican White House hopefuls over the last 11 cycles," Ostermeier wrote. The only candidate to do worse than Gingrich in a home-state primary was television evangelist Pat Robertson, who pulled just 15.3 percent of the vote in Virginia in 1988.

Reuters
March 9, 2012

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