Republican Newt Gingrich said he's staying in the race and focusing on North Carolina. He said he has 23 events here this week and that he's keeping them.
Gingrich and his wife, Callista, took the stage at the Vintage Motor Club in Concord Tuesday night. Gingrich admitted Mitt Romney had a "good night," but said he's staying on the campaign trail and going to the almost two dozen North Carolina events scheduled for this week, all in preparation for the May primary.
He said, "I want to be vividly clear. We have I think 23 events all together here in North Carolina this week. We are going to be at 23 events here at North Carolina this week."
But he did lay some groundwork for possibly dropping out at some point, saying, "We are going to think carefully about how we can be the most helpful to this country," and this about Romney: "If he does end up as the nominee, I think every conservative in this country has to be committed to defeating Barack Obama."
For a list of Gingrich and his wife's schedule of events in NC, click here.