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VIDEO: Gingrich: 'I don't have the resources to compete with these guys'

Newt Gingrich made his pitch yesterday to Iowa activists. He said Iowa would be "central to my future."

But he painted a dour view of his campaign and his chances at the Ames Straw Poll.

“If you are going to Ames, I need your help at Ames," Gingrich said. "We are not spending any money at Ames, so I am going to get whatever votes I get.

"I don't have the resources to compete with these guys."

Video shot by NBC's Alex Moe; edited by Domenico Montanaro