Gingrich all but concedes his campaign is over

Gingrich all but concedes his campaign is over

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CONCORD, NC - APRIL 24: Republican presidential candidate, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich speaks during a primary night gathering at the Vintage Motor Club on April 24, 2012 in Concord, North Carolina. Gingrich has vowed to stay in the race until Mitt Romney, the presumptive nominee, reaches the 1,144 delegates needed to secure the nomination. (Photo by John W. Adkisson/Getty Images)

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by MITCH WEISS / Associated Press

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Posted on April 25, 2012 at 9:34 AM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 25 at 9:34 AM

CRAMERTON, N.C. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is all but conceding that his White House campaign is over.

He said Wednesday that he expects Mitt Romney will be the GOP nominee and called on the party to unite behind the former Massachusetts governor.

Gingrich did not formally withdraw from the race but said he is now campaigning as a "citizen." He did not explain what he meant.

Gingrich spoke at a civic club in suburban Charlotte, N.C., the morning after Romney swept primary contests in five states.

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