Ted S. Warren, Associated Press
Republican presidential candidate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks at a campaign rally at Great Basin Brewing Company Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, in Reno, Nev.

RENO, Nev. — Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is trying to put a positive spin on his defeat in Florida's primary as he looks to the Nevada caucuses to yet again reset the volatile GOP race.

Gingrich says that despite being pounded with a double-digit defeat in Florida on Tuesday, he's "delighted" with results showing him faring well among tea party and evangelical voters.

At a rally Wednesday in Reno, Gingrich said he wants to compete in every single caucus meeting in Nevada.

But he acknowledges that front-runner Mitt Romney has a big advantage in Nevada, a state Romney won when he sought the Republican nomination on 2008.

The Nevada caucuses are set for Saturday.