Gingrich Wins Ga., Romney Takes Va., Vt., AP Projects

BY News Desk  March 6, 2012 at 7:04 PM EDT

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GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich addresses the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce during a campaign stop Tuesday in Duluth, Ga.; Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

Updated 7:46 p.m. ET | As Super Tuesday polls at 7 p.m. ET in Georgia, Virginia and Vermont, Newt Gingrich is projected by The Associated Press to win his home state of Georgia with Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum battling for second place.

At 7:24 p.m., Romney was projected as the winner in Virginia, where he and Texas Rep. Ron Paul were the only candidates on the ballots.

At 7:42, Romney was also projected as the winner in Vermont.

Romney has maintained his front-runner status nationally in the previous four contests, most recently the caucuses on Saturday in Washington state.

Gingrich, who hasn’t won a primary since South Carolina in January, has been hoping for a campaign boost from a victory in Georgia.

Among the 10 states voting this Super Tuesday, 419 delegates are up for grabs, according to the AP. It takes 1,144 to secure the GOP presidential nomination.

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