Multiple news outlets including Fox and NBC are projecting Newt Gingrich as the winner of tonight’s South Carolina primary. Gingrich rode the momentum of two strong debate performances in Myrtle Beach and Charleston to catch frontrunner Mitt Romney.
If it holds, this will be Gingrich’s first primary win. Rick Santorum won a delayed decision in Iowa and Romney won in New Hampshire.
The early exit polls have Ron Paul and Santorum in a close battle for third place tonight.
Check back shortly for more coverage of tonight’s primary, including interviews and reports from the various campaigns.