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Gingrich doesn't expect to win Wisconsin; not dropping out of race
Charles Benson reports Video by tmj4.comvideo
MILWAUKEE- College Republicans invited Newt Gingrich to Marquette University Thursday night
Gingrich tells TODAY'S TMJ4 reporter Charles Benson he doesn't expect to win in Wisconsin, but he's not dropping out of the presidential race.
In a conversation with Marquette students, Gingrich sounded at times more like the history professor he used to be than the presidential candidate he wants to be.
"How can somebody possibly explain Abraham Lincoln relying purely on secular interpretations," asked Gingrich.
The former House speaker pitched ideas about values and innovation and the need to balance the budget.
"When I left congress, we had four consecutive balance budgets, the only time in your life time that we've had four consecutive balance budgets," said Gingrich.
Gingrich's visit comes as his campaign is scaling back and cutting staff. He's is in third place behind front runner Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum and doesn't expect to win Wisconsin.
"We just hope to get some delegates; we don't think we are competitive to try to carry the state," said Gingrich.
While Gingrich believes the presidential race in November will have an impact on the country's future. He also sees the recall race with Governor Walker having a national impact
"I think Governor Walker has placed a historic choice before the people of Wisconsin. Do the voters control the state or do the unions?" asked Gingrich.
Gingrich will be in Wisconsin through Saturday.