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Romney attacks Gingrich as Washington insider


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is stepping up his attacks on rival Newt Gingrich, calling him a Washington insider unlikely to win the Republican nomination.

In an interview on "Fox & Friends," Romney repeatedly points to Gingrich's decades of service in the House of Representatives and elsewhere in government. He says Gingrich does indeed have plenty of Washington experience, but that the nation needs "a leader."

Romney also disputes Gingrich's claim that Gingrich will win the nomination. Gingrich had told ABC Thursday that "I'm going to be the nominee."When asked if he disagreed, Romney said: "I sure do."

Romney says several candidates have vaulted to the top of the polls this year, only to fall later on.

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