Newt Gingrich. (Photo by Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)
By Catalina Camia, USA TODAY
Newt Gingrich hinted that the outcome of Delaware's primary tonight may determine the future of his presidential campaign.
"I think we need to take a deep look at what we are doing," Gingrich told NBC News in an interview Monday, adding that he would have to "reassess" based on the results in winner-take-all Delaware.
"I would hope we would do well here -- either carry it or come very, very close," the former House speaker is quoted as saying.
Five states are holding primaries today, but the contests have been treated almost like an afterthought ever since Rick Santorum exited the GOP race earlier this month and gave Mitt Romney a clear path to the nomination.
Gingrich, whose campaign has cut way back in the wake of money woes, has vowed he would stay in the race through the GOP convention in Tampa. He's been concentrating on doing well in Delaware, which has 17 delegates at stake.
Those delegates wouldn't help Gingrich much in terms of closing the gap with Romney, who starts today with 698 out of the 1,144 delegates needed for the GOP nomination. Gingrich has 137 delegates, according to the Associated Press.
Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island voters will also go to the polls today. USA TODAY's Susan Page will have full coverage online later tonight and in Wednesday's editions.