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Romney says conservatives are rallying to his side

Associated Press - February 5, 2008 3:33 AM ET

He's lost major head-to-head contests against John McCain in New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida, but Mitt Romney says he's still planning to campaign beyond Super Tuesday.

Romney told reporters over the weekend that he doesn't think anyone will have the nomination wrapped up when the votes are counted from today's primaries and caucuses.

He does concede that he may have to trim back his staff. He'll be reviewing his campaign's budget, with an eye toward moving staff to where they're needed.

Romney has raised more money than his rivals, but he's also his campaign's largest single contributor -- donating $35 million to his committee.

The former Massachusetts governor says bedrock conservatives are coming to his side, driven by supportive commentary from such voices as Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham. He also says his campaign has seen more donations come in, as the race has crystallized into a two-man contest between him and McCain.

Romney has accused McCain of being out of the Republican mainstream on taxes and immigration.

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