100 Tea Party Leaders Will Endorse Newt
Leaders to announce coalition today
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 19, 2012 11:32 AM CST
Newt Gingrich holds a town hall meeting with his wife Callista Gingrich at Mutts BBQ on January 18, 2012 in Easley, South Carolina.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – It's a big day for Newt Gingrich: After news of his surge in South Carolina and an endorsement from Rick Perry, the Daily Caller reports that he can also expect backing from 100 Tea Party leaders. The leaders, who represent 25 states, will announce a coalition supporting Gingrich today: Tea Partiers With Newt. "My sense is there is a growing coalition behind Newt Gingrich," says a South Carolina Tea Party leader. Of course, it's not all good news today; there's also that little matter of that interview with Gingrich's ex-wife, Marianne...

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Jan 19, 2012 11:29 PM CST
If Newt wins the Republican nod then I'm going Democrat! He's vile. Enough Newt! His racial crap in the first SC debate ('Give the welfare kids janitorial jobs') and his warmongering ('Kill 'em all!') is repulsive to all Non-idiot caucasions.
Jan 19, 2012 6:34 PM CST
Heaven Help Us!
Jan 19, 2012 5:44 PM CST
I thought these Tea Party fools didn't want the washington insider? And what happened to the moral value clan? Are these people so anti Mormon that they will over look all of his baggage just so Romney won't get the nomination? Evidently so. So much for their so called values.