Gingrich's Landslide South Carolina Victory

Monday, January 23, 2012

New Gingrich wins the South Carolina Republican presidential primary. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

On Saturday, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich pulled in 40 percent of the 600,000 primary votes in South Carolina in what has been called the largest Republican primary in history. Significantly, nearly two-thirds of these voters were evangelical or born-again Christians. This win comes in the wake of news that Mitt Romney did not in fact win the Iowa caucuses, and means that there has been no consistent candidate across these three key tests of presidential mettle. 

Anna Sale, reporter for It’s a Free Country, the politics website for our co-producer WNYC, gives her thoughts on what Gingrich's win means for the rest of the GOP race. Kellyanne Conway, senior adviser to Newt Gingrich, also joins the program.


Kellyanne Conway and Anna Sale

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