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January 28, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain endorsed Newt Gingrich for president Saturday night in what was billed as a surprise appearance by the retired pizza chain executive. “I hereby officially and enthusiastically endorse Newt Gingrich for president of the United States,” Cain said in a brief speech at the Palm Beach County GOP Party Lincoln Day Dinner in West Palm Beach, Fla. About a week ago, Cain addressed a gathering of Republicans in South Carolina and said he had held off from endorsing a candidate because he didn't want an endorsement to “split my support.” He said Saturday that the decision to back Gingrich had been in his heart for some time.
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January 18, 2012 | By James Oliphant
Is the Romney campaign seeing Newt Gingrich  in its rearview mirror in South Carolina? Mitt Romney's people say no. But how else to explain the conference call the campaign held Wednesday morning with the sole purpose of trashing the former House speaker? Former Sen. Jim Talent of Missouri and ex-Rep. Susan Molinari of New York, both Romney backers who served with Gingrich in the House, blasted him as a wobbly conservative and a bomb-throwing leader more interested in promoting himself than the party.
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January 10, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
Newt Gingrich, projected to place no better than fourth in the New Hampshire GOP presidential primary, pledged Tuesday night that his campaign would go on. “This is step two of a long process,” Gingrich said. “This campaign is going to go on to South Carolina. And we're going to offer the American people something very different. We're going to offer them an opportunity to participate in very dramatic, very fundamental change in Washington, D.C., and we're going to prove that I both understand the principles and I understand the practice.” At the time of the speech, with two-thirds of the vote counted, Gingrich trailed Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman.
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December 5, 2011 | By Kim Geiger
Newt Gingrich said Monday that Nancy Pelosi's threat to discuss what she learned about the former House speaker from a 1990s ethics investigation is “an early Christmas gift.” He may be right. Remember that chummy 2008 ad that featured Gingrich and Pelosi urging action on global warming?  “We don't always see eye-to-eye, do we, Newt?” Pelosi said as the two sat side-by-side on a loveseat overlooking the U.S. Capitol building. “No,” Gingrich responded.
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July 25, 2011 | By Kim Geiger, Washington Bureau
Newt Gingrich had a net worth of at least $6.7 million and income of at least $2.6 million in 2010, according to financial disclosure forms that were released Monday.  That's a considerable jump from 2006, when financial disclosures filed by Callista Gingrich reported the couple's net worth at between $873,000 and $2.4 million.  The former House speaker's assets were valued between $7.3 million and $30.7 million in 2010, the majority...
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July 15, 2011 | By Melanie Mason
Newt Gingrich raised about $2.1 million for his presidential campaign this quarter and spent nearly $1.8 million, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission . He ended the period with slightly more than $300,000 cash on hand. Among the disbursements: $8,400 to Gingrich Productions, a Washington, D.C.-based company that lists Callista Gingrich, the candidate's wife, as president. Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond said the campaign paid Gingrich Productions for use of the domain name Newt.org.  The Federal Election Commission requires that campaigns apply fair market value to such transactions.
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December 29, 2011 | By Kim Geiger
Newt Gingrich will report raising at least $9.3 million since the beginning of October, including more than $4.6 million in the month of November alone, when the former House speaker was surging in the polls, according to preliminary numbers provided by the campaign. The fourth-quarter haul, which covers the period from Oct.1 through the end of the year, gave a much-needed boost to a campaign that, strapped for cash, had to scramble to build the infrastructure to capitalize on an unexpected mid-November surge.
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