Newt Gingrich has a semi-endorsement from a prominent Republican: Sarah Palin.
The 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee told Fox News host Sean Hannity last night that she would vote for Gingrich, if only to prolong the Republican presidential race.
"If I had to vote in South Carolina -- in order to keep this thing going -- I'd vote for Newt and I would want this to continue," Palin said.
Palin did not mention the the name of front-runner Mitt Romney, who will get a strong push toward the Republican nomination if he wins the South Carolina primary on Saturday.
But the former Alaska governor did say the Republican candidates need more vetting.
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Palin Sorta Endorses Gingrich
At USA Today, David Jackson writes:
Posted by Pitney at 9:03 AM
Labels: government, Newt Gingrich, Palin, political science, Politics, Romney, South Carolina