Gingrich projected to win SC GOP primary, beating Romney

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Newt Gingrich has won the South Carolina Republican primary, capping off a remarkable comeback for his presidential bid that reshapes the trajectory of the battle for the GOP nomination.

Based on early exit polls, NBC News projects Gingrich as the winner of the primary, while former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will finish second.

South Carolina and Newt Gingrich

Gingrich projected to win SC GOP primary, beating Romney

Updated