Newt Gingrich compares Mitt Romney and Barack Obama in his withdrawal speech, Arlington, Virginia 2 May 2012
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Newt Gingrich contrasts Mitt Romney with Barack Obama

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has formally withdrawn from the race for the White House.

During his concession speech in Arlington, Virginia, he compared President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee.

"The gap [between the two candidates] is as wide as at any point in American history," Mr Gingrich said.

  • 02 May 2012