“We’re thrilled – I just talked to Todd and we’re just thrilled,” he told POLITICO as he headed into his hotel here for the night. “It’s a signal to every conservative that the one conservative vote that’s effective is to Newt Gingrich and that’s very helpful.”
Palin’s expression of support, Gingrich said, is part of a rush of support he believes will power him to victory on Saturday – and from there, into the candidate who will beat Mitt Romney to the GOP nomiantion.
“Lots of different things are working together to help us,” Gingrich said.
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That remains to be seen — polls still show Romney ahead, and he has organizational and financial advantages, if not demographic ones, in the state. He also still is facing a split conservative field with Rick Perry and Rick Santorum both peeling off votes.