COLUMBIA, South Carolina After winning the South Carolina Republican presidential primary election on Saturday night, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich offered thanks for his endorsement earlier in the week by former candidate and Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

Part of jobs and the economy frankly is to shrink the power of Washington. I just talked tonight with Gov. Rick Perry, who is deeply committed. I was very generous for his endorsement this week, his passion... his implementing the 10th Amendment, Gingrich said. We are going to work with him to return power to the states, to local governments, to get it out of Washington DC.

Gingrich added: The one reason that I ask you to be with me and not just for me: If we shrink the Washington bureaucracy, we have to grow citizenship back home to fill the vacuum.

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