May 11, 2011 |
Now, it's official. Newt Gingrich, a former Georgia congressman who became the first Republican speaker of the House in decades in 1995, announced Wednesday afternoon his candidacy for president in 2012. "I believe we can return America to hope and opportunity," he says in a YouTube video, in which he refers to both his work with President Reagan and later as speaker, when the federal budget was balanced. "There's a much better American future ahead. " The announcement, teased by aides on Monday, came on Twitter with a link to his official website, which was at times inaccessible because of demand.
July 15, 2011 |
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.
March 6, 2012 |
Newt Gingrich has won the Republican presidential primary in Georgia, according to the Associated Press. Georgia was a must-win state for Gingrich, who crafted a Southern state strategy in his long-shot effort to win the Republican presidential nomination. That strategy hinges on a win in Georgia, the state he represented for 20 years as a member of Congress. The primary was called based on exit polls, as precinct results had just started to come in. Seventy-six delegates are at stake in the Georgia primary, and Gingrich is unlikely to win all of them.
January 20, 2012 |
When Newt Gingrich tore into CNN's John King for kicking off Thursday night's presidential debate with a question about his embittered second ex-wife, it was reality TV at its finest. The long series of debates among the Republican candidates has been one of the most unexpectedly influential factors in the current campaign. If not for the debates, Gingrich -- who is so good at them - would be back to spouting his big thoughts on Fox. Rick Perry -- who is embarrassingly bad at them -- would be one of the final four candidates instead of the latest to drop out. The appeal of the debates to a surprisingly large audience has to do with far more than civic engagement.
December 10, 2011 |
The first Republican presidential debate in almost three weeks comes with no shortage of intrigue. For one thing, the debate, which begins at 6 p.m. PST at Drake University in Des Moines and will be nationally televised on ABC, will be the first to feature Newt Gingrich and his suddenly surging candidacy as the main attraction. And it won't be a surprise to see Gingrich's rivals go gunning at his record as House speaker and his outside activities as a consultant to companies such as Freddie Mac. In that regard, the candidate to watch will be Mitt Romney.
January 15, 2012 |
Detailing the histories of the nation's founding fathers and belief in God, Newt Gingrich took an anti-secular message to 1,200 worshipers Sunday at the Cathedral of Praise church in Charleston, a church Rick Santorum had visited the day before. Both are courting evangelical voters as each tries to pull ahead as the clear conservative alternative to Mitt Romney in the days before South Carolina's primary. Standing on a stage with a giant screen picturing a hawk on a blue and red backdrop dotted with white stars, Gingrich pledged to defeat secularism and the “elites,” a group he referred to repeatedly in his speech.
June 9, 2011 |
Only weeks old, Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign is on life support following the mass departure of his entire senior staff. Gingrich's longtime aide, Rick Tyler, confirmed Thursday afternoon that he and other top aides had resigned. "My idea of what it would take to win was different from that of the Speaker and given those differences, I felt that I had to leave," he said. He added that "I hope Newt comes to a path to victory. And I do believe he would make a great president.
March 6, 2012 |
Newt Gingrich , racking up a Super Tuesday win in the state where he launched his extraordinary political rise, predicted he would win the GOP nomination despite opposition from the nation's elites because "people power" will trump "money power. " "We survived the national elites' effort to kill us," he told a boisterous crowd of more than 400 supporters in a ballroom at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel, where he said he was when he learned in 1994 that the Republicans had taken over the House.