December 24, 2011 |
In the latest sign that his campaign organization hasn't kept pace with his recent rise in the polls, GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich failed to qualify for the primary ballot in his home state of Virginia, the state Republican Party announced early Saturday. The party, in a Twitter feed, said the former House speaker did not submit enough valid petition signatures to meet the state's 10,000-signature threshold. Gingrich, who represented Georgia in Congress, now lives in the Virginia suburbs outside Washington with his wife Callista and has voted there over the last decade.
March 5, 2012 |
Newt Gingrich, whose well-developed sense of sarcasm always goes over well with his Republican supporters, was on a roll Monday evening as he regaled a ballroom of supporters near Knoxville with his account of President Obama's energy plan, and his own vow to reduce gasoline prices to $2.50 a gallon, which has evolved into a campaign slogan. On the eve of Super Tuesday, with Gingrich's presidential campaign potentially in the balance, the former House speaker has been campaigning hard in the South, particularly in his adopted state of Georgia, which he expects to win tomorrow.
January 11, 2012 |
Opening what could be a make-or-break campaign to win South Carolina's Republican presidential primary, Newt Gingrich defended his criticism of Mitt Romney's role as an investment banker in corporate buyouts that led to job losses. "Criticizing specific actions in specific places is not being anti-free enterprise," the former House Speaker told a crowd that packed a banquet hall here in upstate South Carolina on Wednesday, rejecting Romney's suggestion that questioning his record as chief executive of Bain Capital was tantamount to attacking free enterprise.
January 31, 2012 |
Newt Gingrich, greeting voters Tuesday morning as polls predict that he will lose the Florida primary decisively to rival Mitt Romney, said he anticipates a protracted battle for the GOP nomination. "This is a long way from being over," he said, as he shook hands and took pictures with voters after they cast ballots at the First Baptist Church of Windermere. "I'd say June or July unless Romney drops out earlier. " He dismissed the political observers who say that his candidacy is over if he loses Florida's 50 delegates.
January 23, 2012 |
As Mitt Romney ramped up his attacks on Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker responded dismissively, saying Romney is displaying his frustration at losing handily in South Carolina and seeing his numbers slip in recent Florida polling. “I've been told by a variety of people that Gov. Romney has been saying unkind things. I personally prefer not to believe it,” he told about 150 voters gathered under a blazing sun outside the River Church. “But on the other hand, if you've been campaigning for six years, and you begin to see it slip away, you get desperate, and when you get desperate you say almost anything.” Gingrich said he expects the former Massachusetts governor to go further at Monday night's debate, a critical face-off for the two men. “I've been memorizing old phrases like 'There you go again,' ” Gingrich said, repeating a line that then-candidate Ronald Reagan used repeatedly in a debate against President Carter.
March 27, 2012 |
Newt Gingrich's floundering presidential campaign is laying off several staffers, cutting back his travel schedule and planning for an all-out brawl at the Republican convention in August. "We're going to be refocusing, redesigning the campaign based on what we need to do going forward, preparing for what we're calling a big-choice campaign in August," spokesman Joe DeSantis said in an interview Tuesday night. Among the changes, first reported by Politico: laying off one-third of the staff and reducing Gingrich's schedule.