Newt Gingrich reiterated his intention to stay in the Republican primary race on Wednesday, despite Rick Santorum's departure, though he also said he would support Mitt Romney if he secures the nomination as expected.
Gingrich doubled down on his claim that he is the last conservative standing in the race, saying on Fox News that more than 3,500 people have donated to his campaign since Santorum's announcement.
“This is a long process,” Gingrich said. “I don’t worry about the calendar right now – I care about presenting new ideas.”
But when Romney secures the nomination, Gingrich said he would campaign for the front-runner “enthusiastically.”
“Look, he would make such a better president than Barack Obama that I will campaign for him if he is the nominee,” Gingrich said, “and I will campaign for him enthusiastically.”