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Perry exit, new Iowa results boost Gingrich

Mitt Romney got hit with a double whammy Thursday. He’s no longer the winner in Iowa, and Rick Perry’s withdrawal means the anti-Romney conservative vote is suddenly a little less splintered.

The big winner: Newt Gingrich. The former House speaker — endorsed by Perry — is the conservatives’ man of the hour, and finds himself at the head of the “anybody but Mitt” pack.