Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich essentially is ignoring all the primaries/caucuses between his stinging defeat in Florida on Jan. 31 and Super Tuesday on March 6, Politico reports. That includes Nevada, Maine, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan, Arizona, and Washington.

The former House speaker hopes a win in his home state of Georgia will spark victories in other southern states and then spread momentum to the rest of the country. Georgia’s 76 delegates are the most that any state awards on Super Tuesday.

But a Southern strategy won’t do the trick, Republican political operatives say. The only Southern states holding votes on Super Tuesday are Georgia, Tennessee, and Virginia. And Gingrich isn’t even on the ballot in Virginia.