Campaigning at the Newark Senior Center, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Delaware can “send a very, very important signal” on primary election day this month.
Gingrich was making his third visit to the First State in less than three weeks, and his Delaware supporters say he plans to come back again in pursuit of the 17 delegates at stake in the winner-take-all Republican primary April 24th.
After shaking hands with nearly everyone in the room, Gingrich discussed his viewpoints on such issues as Social Security, rising gas prices, creating and preserving jobs and expanding research into health issues such as Alzheimers, Parkinsons and autism.
“When everybody’s at work, and everybody is paying into the Social Security fund, it is a much more stable fund,” Gingrich said. “If you want to extend the life of the Social Security trust fund, the best single thing you can do is have a full employment economy where everybody has a job and everybody’s paying their Social Security tax as a part of having a job.”
Gingrich conceded that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is the frontrunner, but “it is not over and he has not won it yet.” He added that his goal in Delaware is to carry the state.
“We’re working very hard to talk to people here and get as many votes as we can,” Gingrich said.
Romney campaigned in Wilmington Tuesday, on the same day that former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum ended his campaign.