Newt Gingrich 2012

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Jeb Bush, GOP Hopefuls to Woo Casino Mogul

Sheldon Adelson played major role in the 2012 race

(Newser) - Jeb Bush and a handful of other GOP presidential hopefuls are heading to Las Vegas later this week to court big bucks—mostly from the pocket of casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, the LA Times reports. Bush will be featured speaker at the Republican Jewish Coalition (for donors offering $25,000... More »

Gingrich Finally Tells His Delegates: Back Romney

Releases delegates in letter published on his website

(Newser) - Newt Gingrich exited the race for the GOP nomination on May 2, but it took him another three and a half months to let go of his 142 delegates. The former GOP candidate released his delegates last night via a letter posted to his website, reports the AP . And though... More »

Billionaire Gingrich Backer Gives Romney Mega Bucks

Sheldon Adelson prepared for 'limitless' spending to beat Obama

(Newser) - The $10 million Sheldon Adelson spent on Newt Gingrich's failed presidential campaign may have been just a warmup. The casino billionaire has donated $10 million to pro-Romney super PAC Winning Our Future, making him and his wife, Miriam, this election's biggest donors by far, sources tell the New ... More »

Despite Exit, Gingrich Still Slamming Mitt

Romney 'said things ... that weren't true,' Newt tells CNN

(Newser) - For those of you who thought the next words out of Newt Gingrich’s mouth on national television would be an endorsement of Mitt Romney, think again. Despite his ( painfully drawn-out ) exit from the race , Gingrich was on CNN yesterday to once again point out that “the... More »

'Goodnight Moon Colony' Spoofs Gingrich Campaign

Comedy Central offers parody of 'Goodnight Moon'

(Newser) - Now that Newt Gingrich has finally , finally , finally dropped out of the presidential race, Comedy Central bids him adieu with an inspired take on a classic children’s book. It’s a "storybook farewell to Newt Gingrich's campaign, which we'll always remember for its nuanced policy positions... More »

Gingrich: Yep, I'm Out

Newt formally bows out of 2012 presidential race

(Newser) - Newt Gingrich spoke the words today: "I am suspending the campaign." And with that, he formally dropped out of the 2012 race, reports AP . Gingrich said it had been an "amazing year" for him and Callista, and he pledged to stay involved in national issues. "I'... More »

Gingrich: No Chance I'll Run in 2020

In last hours of candidacy, Newt explains he's getting too old

(Newser) - One more stop on the Newt Gingrich 2012 Exit Tour : an interview last night with USA Today . In it, Gingrich revealed that he does plan to officially endorse Romney, just not for a few weeks (the two have a joint appearance planned). Other revelations:
  • His big regret: "Not being
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Gingrich Begins Long, Slow Goodbye

Newt releases a video to announce tomorrow's announcement

(Newser) - Newt Gingrich wants you to know that he is quitting the presidential race. Just not quite yet. In a video posted today, Gingrich gives supporters "an insider, advanced notice"—on YouTube, mind you—that he'll be officially suspending his campaign tomorrow, "as part of a press... More »

Gingrich: It's Over

He says he's only campaigning now 'as a citizen'

(Newser) - The rollercoaster that has been the GOP presidential primary ended with a whimper today, as Newt Gingrich more-or-less dropped out and more-or-less endorsed Mitt Romney. "It's pretty clear Gov. Romney is gonna be the nominee," Gingrich said in a speech in North Carolina, according to CBS News... More »

Romney Wins Delaware, Gingrich's Last Hope

He sweeps 5 states, stakes claim to GOP nomination

(Newser) - Is tonight the night that knocks out Newt Gingrich once and for all? Mitt Romney has won Delaware, billed as Gingrich's last-gasp chance, as part of a five-state sweep, according to the Wall Street Journal . In addition to Delaware, Romney won Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. He... More »

Newt May Score Upset Win in Delaware

He says he'll 'reassess' campaign if he doesn't

(Newser) - Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, and Delaware hold their Republican primaries today, and while many observers have already heard the fat lady sing for Newt Gingrich, there may still be a twist or two left in the race. Gingrich has been spending a lot of time in Delaware and... More »

Media Decided GOP Race Was Over on Feb. 28

Even though Santorum didn't bow out until April 10

(Newser) - No one's been nominated yet—but the media crowned Mitt Romney the winner of the GOP primaries after he took Michigan on Feb. 28, a Pew report finds. Of course, Romney didn't essentially seal the deal until Rick Santorum dropped out. That happened on April 10, weeks after... More »

Newt Gingrich Bit by Penguin

It only sounds made up...

(Newser) - At least one penguin at the St. Louis Zoo appears to be a feisty opponent of Newt Gingrich. The GOP candidate is sporting a bandage on his finger after getting nipped by a small penguin during his tour of the zoo on Friday. Gingrich was in St. Louis to speak... More »

Gingrich Bolts When Student Journo Asks Fox Question

Aide, Secret Service physically block UNC's Memet Walker

(Newser) - Newt Gingrich had no problem bashing Fox News last week, but he apparently really does not want to be questioned about it now, as a reporter for the University of North Carolina's Daily Tar Heel found out Saturday. Memet Walker had scheduled a private interview with Gingrich at a... More »

Broke Gingrich Renting Out Donor List

Campaign is $4.5M in debt

(Newser) - Newt Gingrich has reached new levels of desperation: To raise cash, he's started renting out his campaign's donor list for up to $26,000. Gingrich's campaign is $4.5 million in debt, and apparently those $50-a-pop pictures with Newt weren't helping to close the gap. Insiders... More »

Gingrich: 'CNN Is Less Biased Than Fox'

Newt claims Fox News has been shilling for Romney all along

(Newser) - Newt Gingrich is not happy with his former employer , Fox News, which he accused yesterday of backing Mitt Romney since the beginning of the Republican nomination race. "Callista and I both believe CNN is less biased than Fox this year," he said at a private meeting of Delaware... More »

Newt Tries to Get on Utah Ballot ... Bounces Check

Cash problems hound Gingrich's dying campaign

(Newser) - He was hoping for a bounce in the polls, but the only thing bouncing in Utah was Newt Gingrich's $500 application fee to get on the primary ballot, reports the Salt Lake City Tribune . Worse—when Utah officials tried to get in touch with Gingrich's local office, there... More »

Gingrich: No, I'm Not Dropping Out, Too

Newt asks Santorum backers to support him now

(Newser) - Rick Santorum may be done , but Newt Gingrich isn't going anywhere. In fact, now that Santorum's supporters have lost their candidate, Gingrich "humbly" asks them to look his way. “I am committed to staying in this race all the way to Tampa so that the conservative... More »

Kimmel: Pay Newt to STFU

It's time for Gingrich to go away, comedian says

(Newser) - Newt Gingrich knows he won't be president . But he's not dropping out of the race, because he's $4.5 million in debt and still needs to raise money. "You know, he's got a huge debt, he wants to keep spending, very presidential if you think... More »

Gingrich: It's 'Far and Away' Mitt Romney

Appears to embrace frontrunner, but he's still not getting out of the race

(Newser) - Newt Gingrich apparently might know when to at least symbolically fold 'em, because he sounded a lot like a guy ready to throw his support behind Mitt Romney today. Appearing on Fox News Sunday, Gingrich appeared to embrace the frontrunner, dismissing his previous attacks as just "part of... More »

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