The chairman of the Alabama Republican Party said Tuesday he thinks Newt Gingrich has the momentum heading into the southern state's vote.
He also warned that if Gingrich cannot win at least one of the two southern states voting on Tuesday, he is likely out of the GOP presidential race.
"Alabamans want to feel like they are wanted and are being asked for their vote," Bill Armistead told CNN. "I think the more attention Alabama's paid, the more likely to give more votes, and so I would have to say that Speaker Gingrich is probably in the lead right now just from that alone."
Armistead said Gingrich has been campaigning "almost nonstop" in the state since last Tuesday. He added that Rick Santorum has also been in the state consistently, and Mitt Romney has "been in, but not quite as much" as his rivals.
"You would think he was running for governor here in Alabama because of his campaigning, going into restaurants, going to church on Sundays," he added about Gingrich.