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Romney Concedes SC: 'So Much Worth Fighting For'

After losing to Newt Gingrich in the S.C. primary, Romney says it's on to Florida.

The favorite to sweep into South Carolina and win by double-digits over all-comers a week ago, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was forced to concede the state to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich after a thorough defeat.

"This is a hard fight because there's so much worth fighting for," Romney said after congratulating Gingrich. 

Romney also thanked supporters — Gov. Nikki Haley, Treasurer Curtis Loftis and S.C. Rep. Nathan Ballentine — before delivering his stump speech focused on beating President Barack Obama. 

In the few days before the primary,  after some disappointing debate performances for Romney. 

Voters who watched the GOP deabte in Charleston Thursday said with Romney's performance. 

Columbia resident Margaret Lombardi was at Romney's speech at the state fairgrounds Saturday night. 

"I was disappointed but not that suprised because I've been closely following things this week," Lombardi said. "I was an early decider for Romney and I'm not gone.

"Florida is an important primary coming up and I think Romney's going to win Florida," she said.

Romney said that he would be moving on to Florida, where voters will head to the polls in just 10 days. 

"In the coming weeks and months I will compete for every vote. I'll compete in every state," Romney said.

"We're going to win this nomination and we're going to defeat President Obama in November." 

Ken Gagne January 22, 2012 at 02:36 PM
romney will lose fla, by 60%-------------any 10. thousand takers ---get it republican --retards ----------duhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Steve Athans January 23, 2012 at 05:30 PM
You sound exasperated Ken.
stanley seigler January 24, 2012 at 06:02 AM
FYI (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney released tax records on Tuesday indicating he will pay $6.2 million in taxes on a total of $45.2 million in income over the years 2010 and 2011. this 13-14%...must be rough for mitt to live on $39 million for two years...wonder what he had to skimp on to live on in other years...perhaps there were years when he didn't pay any tax.
stanley seigler January 24, 2012 at 06:11 AM
PS. how many jobs did mitt create in 2010-11 due to his 13-14 % tax rate...oh he did hire illegals gardners.
Ken Gagne January 24, 2012 at 10:46 AM
whats exapererated ?

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