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Gingrich asks Santorum supporters to join him

Rick Santorum is out, and Newt Gingrich still thinks he’s in.

In a statement released shortly after Santorum announced Tuesday that he was exiting the GOP presidential race, Gingrich flattered his former opponent, and asked the one-time Pennsylvania senator’s supporters to join him.

“Rick has waged a remarkable campaign,” said the former House speaker. ”His success is a testament to his tenacity and the power of conservative principles.”

Then, Gingrich reaffirmed that he is staying in the race.

“I am committed to staying in this race all the way to Tampa so that the conservative movement has a real choice,” he said. “I humbly ask Senator Santorum’s supporters to visit Newt.org to review my conservative record and join us as we bring these values to Tampa.”

Gingrich apparently hopes to revive his campaign and pick up steam as the last notable anti-Romney candidate as the primary season winds down.

He ends his statement with, “We know well that only a conservative can protect life, defend the Constitution, restore jobs and growth and return to a balanced budget.”

Gingrich has won only two states so far: South Carolina and Georgia.

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