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March 7, 2012 | By Michael Finnegan
A day after losing all but one Super Tuesday contest, Newt Gingrich retreated Wednesday to the Deep South, abandoning plans to campaign in Kansas in a gamble that victories next week in Alabama and Mississippi can salvage his quest for the Republican presidential nomination. “We clearly have limited resources, and we decided that it would make sense to focus those limited resources on Mississippi and Alabama,” the former House speaker told reporters here after a rally in a hotel atrium.
March 6, 2012 | By John Hoeffel
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.
March 6, 2012 | By Megan Garvey
Newt Gingrich had fallen by the wayside on Twitter . In January, the week after he decisively took South Carolina from assumed GOP front-runner Mitt Romney , the social media universe buzzed with Gingrich talk. The last week? Not so much. MOOD METER: Track political social sentiment San Francisco-based Kanjoya, which tracks social sentiment around the remaining Republican presidential hopefuls, found emotion in nearly 209,000 tweets tied to Gingrich between Jan. 23-29.
March 6, 2012 | By Robin Abcarian
On a day of reckoning for his presidential campaign, Newt Gingrich was sharply challenged by a conservative Nashville radio host over his 2008 appearance on a love seat with Nancy Pelosi in a TV ad advocating U.S. action on climate change. It wasn't his alliance with Pelosi that set off the host, Ralph Bristol of Super Talk 99.7 WTN.  It was the fact that the ad was made for the Alliance for Climate Protection, an organization headed by former Vice President Al Gore, and that it directed viewers to a website operated by Gore . "It still sticks in my craw that you helped promote our arch nemesis Al Gore's global warming website in that 2008 commercial with Nancy Pelosi," Bristol told Gingrich, who conducted a series of radio interviews Tuesday morning from Georgia before appearing by satellite before the Washington, D.C., conference of AIPAC, the pro-Israel lobbying group.
March 6, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
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.
March 4, 2012 | By Mark Z. Barabak
Fresh off a distant fourth-place finish in the Washington caucuses and more than a month since his one and only primary victory, Newt Gingrich had a defiant message Sunday: Don't count me out. "This is going to go on for a good while," the former House speaker said on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," one of several Washington talk shows Gingrich visited in the run-up to Super Tuesday. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney may outspend the rest of the GOP field "by multiples," Gingrich said, but "he's not a very convincing front-runner and he's a long way from having closed out this race.
March 1, 2012 | By Michael Finnegan and Paul West, Los Angeles Times and Washington Bureau
The clash among Republican presidential candidates over social issues shifted Thursday to the Deep South as Rick Santorum tried to undercut rival Newt Gingrich's support among conservative evangelicals in Georgia, a must-win state for the former House speaker. Santorum also tore into front-runner Mitt Romney over his latest remarks on birth control. The rhetorical assault on his two leading opponents was part of the former Pennsylvania senator's full-bore "family values" pitch to Republicans at two stops in northern Georgia, the state that will deliver the biggest cache of delegates during a nationwide flurry of contests Tuesday.
March 1, 2012 | By Michael Finnegan
Rick Santorum swept into the home turf of Republican presidential rival Newt Gingrich on Thursday with a full-bore family-values pitch to the same Georgia evangelicals whom the former House speaker is counting on to rescue his flagging candidacy. Five days before the Georgia primary, a must-win for Gingrich, Santorum sought to undercut the former House speaker in the state that Gingrich represented in Congress for two decades. Santorum was not mentioning Gingrich by name. But his target was clear as he laid out his record on social issues to a crowd in the council chambers here at Dalton City Hall in northwestern Georgia.
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