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Gingrich Admits Romney The Likely GOP Nominee

Fading GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Sunday that Mitt Romney will "most likely" be the Republican nominee.

Gingrich said on "Fox News Sunday" that he will support Romney if the former Massachusetts Governor garners 1,144 delegates, the number needed to secure the nomination.

"I think you have to be realistic," Gingrich said about his own campaign. "Given the size of his organization, given the number of primaries he's won, he is far and away the most likely Republican nominee."

"If he does get to 1,144 delegates, I'll support him," Gingrich said on the show.

"I'll do everything I can this fall to help him beat Obama," Gingrich added. "The primary goal of the entire Republican Party has to be to defeat Barack Obama."

Gingrich said he continues to stay in the election to influence the GOP platform. He was reluctant to comment on whether Rick Santorum should exit the race.

The former Speaker of the House said he has "no regrets" about deciding to run for president and will do everything he can to help his party defeat President Barack Obama in the fall.

by RTT Staff Writer

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