Newt Gingrich is not leaving anything up to chance in his home state. With Herman Cain at his side warming up the crowds, the former House speaker barnstormed the Peach State Saturday with a kind of pace and gusto he hasn’t displayed since his second place finish in Florida.

“I believe we can pit people power against money power. I believe with your help we will win in Georgia,” Gingrich told a gathering of Forsyth County Republicans, who cheered for their native son.

Jan Jackson, of Midway precinct, called Forsyth County “Newt Gingrich’s stomping grounds. Santorum will be speaking tomorrow night. Herman Cain will be here. But this is kind of Newt’s backyard. He’s a Georgia boy.”