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Gingrich confident of staying in race after NH

By Shannon Mccaffrey

Associated Press

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 10 2012 5:30 a.m. MST

Republican presidential candidate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, accompanied by his wife Callista, gestures during an address at BAE Systems during a campaign stop in Nashua, N.H., Monday Jan. 9, 2012.

Charles Krupa, Associated Press

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MANCHESTER, N.H. — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he hopes to finish in the "top three or four" in the New Hampshire primary and go on to confront front-runner Mitt Romney in South Carolina.

With voting under way, Gingrich tells Fox News Channels "Fox & Friends" he believes "the biggest story today" is that Romney will fall short of "any reasonable expectation" in New Hampshire, particularly since the former Massachusetts governor has been heavily favored there all along.

Gingrich says people expected the state to be Romney's for the asking, but adds, "I don't think it's going to be much of a fortress."

Gingrich also says he believes a controversial statement Romney made about firing people was likely "taken out of context" and he isn't going to press the issue. The former speaker did say he didn't think the remark was "well-worded."

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