Mitt Romney's former opponents in the Republican race for president have been working hard for his campaign. Newt Gingrich is no exception. Gingrich has found himself defending some of the statements he made against Romney on the campaign trail.
* During the primaries, Gingrich called Romney the "most anti-immigrant candidate" running for the Republican nomination, according to Think Progress. Gingrich recently said he believes Romney can get 40 percent of the Latino vote.
* Gingrich defended Romney against Obama campaign attack ads aimed at his time with Bain Capital, according to The Boston Herald. He criticized Obama's attempts to attack Romney on the private equity issue, saying "Obama picking a fight on the economy is probably the worst possible strategy for his campaign." Gingrich defended his previous attacks on Romney and Bain Capital, saying he was careful not to attack private equity.
* In an editorial in Newsmax, Gingrich listed several Democrats he dubbed the "NOT Obama" Democrats whom he believes are not supportive of the president. He referred to "a grass-roots rebellion under way against the president." Gingrich also said these Democrats might vote for Romney over Obama.
* In his first stump speech for Romney, Gingrich called for the party to rally around Romney, saying, "We're now all on the same team, period," according to CNN. He also added, "I am not for a narrow victory. I am for crushing the left in every single way."
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