January 14, 2012
SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC The Chris Matthews Show GOP presidential race: Michael Duffy, Time; Kelly O'Donnell, NBC; John Harris, Politico; Liz Marlantes, Christian Science Monitor. (N) 5 p.m. KNBC, Sunday 5:30 a.m. KNBC McLaughlin Group (N) 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY Today Dolly Parton. (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC State of the Union With Candy Crowley South Carolina primary; politics: Presidential candidate Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas)
January 13, 2012 |
Saying he does not want false claims made on his behalf, Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich on Friday morning called on a "super PAC" that supports him to withdraw commercials it ran in South Carolina criticizing Mitt Romney and his old company Bain Capital. Gingrich made the call to a crowd of supporters at his new Orlando campaign headquarters, saying there is no way he can legally contact Winning Our Future to make the request directly. Winning Our Future aired a 29-minute commercial fashioned as a political documentary accusing Romney and Bain of greed and interviewing former employees of Romney's former company who complained that the capital venture firm wreaked economic havoc on their small towns.
December 20, 2011 |
Leading GOP presidential aspirants Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney have decried the role of high-spending super PACs in recent days, while their close friends, donors and former staff push these newly created political committees to the forefront of modern campaigning. Welcome to the 2012 campaign, where these new groups that can raise donations in unlimited amounts are acting as surrogates for candidates, in some cases outspending the candidates and the political parties. In Iowa on Monday, Gingrich took aim at super PACs of his opponents, who have been bashing him in broadcast ads and fliers.
June 10, 2011 |
The top staff of Newt Gingrich's nascent presidential campaign abandoned their candidate Thursday, in a group resignation that followed a series of disagreements over the former House speaker's commitment to the GOP race. After days of discord over how the campaign should proceed, Gingrich on Thursday lost his campaign manager, Rob Johnson; his national campaign chair, former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue; and his longtime aide and spokesman, Rick Tyler; along with key strategists in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.
June 9, 2011 |
Newt Gingrich’s campaign begins anew—in, of all places, Beverly Hills. The suddenly listing GOP presidential candidate, reeling from the mass defections of his senior campaign staff, will try to right his ship Sunday evening in Los Angeles, an unlikely springboard for a social conservative banking on winning the Iowa caucuses. Gingrich will speak at the summer dinner for the Republican Jewish Coalition at the Beverly Hills Hilton—delivering what has been billed a major foreign policy address.
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.