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Gingrich Urges GOP To Unite Behind Romney

Gingrich Urges GOP To Unite Behind Romney
4/25/2012 1:25 PM ET

GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich unofficially conceded the race to presumptive nominee Mitt Romney, but will continue to campaign in North Carolina through the week, he told supporters Wednesday.

"I do think it's pretty clear that Gov. Romney is ultimately going to be the nominee and we'll do everything we can to make sure that he is, in fact, effective, and that we as a team are effective both in winning this fall and then, frankly, in governing," he said Wednesday at a rally in Gaston County, North Carolina.

"I think obviously that I would be a better candidate, but the objective fact is the voters didn't think that," he said, adding, "And I also think it's very, very important that we be unified."

After Romney's five-state Republican primary sweep on Tuesday, the former speaker of the House said he will continue to campaign in North Carolina "as a citizen" through the week while looking "realistically" at the future of his campaign.

"We're working out the details of our transition and we'll have information for the press in the next couple of days." Multiple media outlets have confirmed he will formally concede the race on Tuesday, May 1.

by RTT Staff Writer

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