New Hampshire GOP primary
Former Gov. Mitt Romney is conceding he’s got “an uphill climb” in South Carolina, where he finished fourth in 2008, despite season-opening victories in Iowa and New Hampshire.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday defended his “I like to fire people” remark against criticism from GOP rivals as he and his family faced a crush of reporters, supporters and detractors on New Hampshire’s primary day.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said he anticipates finishing in the “top three or four” in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary and going on to confront front-runner Mitt Romney head-on in South Carolina.