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Newt Gingrich campaign asks state GOP to not seat Stacey Campfield as delegate
The Commercial Appeal ^ | 3-30-12 | Knoxville News Sentinel Staff

Posted on 03/30/2012 1:18:51 PM PDT by VinL

Newt Gingrich's campaign has asked the Tennessee Republican Party....to not seat Knoxville state Sen. Stacey Campfield as a Gingrich delegate at the national convention.

Campfield, who served as a state co-chair for Gingrich's campaign, abruptly switched his support to Santorum days before the March 6 "Super Tuesday" election.

"Please be advised that Stacey Campfield does not have the consent of the Newt Gingrich for President Campaign to be seated as a delegate at the Republican National Convention," wrote John Fluharty, the campaign's director of delegate access, in a Thursday letter to the state GOP committee.

"As a matter of information, Senator Campfield, while originally qualifying as a delegate candidate for Speaker Gingrich, waited until early voting had concluded in Tennessee to publicly disavow his commitment to Speaker Gingrich and announce his endorsement of another candidate for President.

"This mislead all the Tennesseans who voted early. His actions resulted in Tennesseans who supported Newt Gingrich erroneously voting for a delegate candidate they believed would support Speaker Gingrich throughout the nominating process. The campaign has requested that Senator Campfield resign his position as a delegate. He has chosen to refuse our request."

The letter further states: "I hope you will also agree that Tennessee Republicans deserve to have representation that respects the nominating process and will discharge their duties at the convention in a sober and reasonable manner.

"On behalf of Speaker Gingrich, I ask that you vote to remove Senator Stacey Campfield from the rolls of the Tennessee delegation so we may appoint someone who will vote in accordance with the wishes of the people of Tennessee. ... The people of Tennessee deserve to have their vote for the Speaker count at the Republican Nominating Convention. The only way to make that happen is by allowing us to replace Senator Campfield."

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This Stacy is the guy that classy Rick personally lobbied to stab Newt in the back. Toss them both!

Don't surrender Newt-- Rick will lose Wis and Pa; and people don't want Romney- Don't surrender.

I'm in, til Newt's out.

1 posted on 03/30/2012 1:18:55 PM PDT by VinL
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To: VinL

I support Stacey. Go Santorum !


2 posted on 03/30/2012 1:20:16 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj
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To: VinL

And Mitt appreciates your support.


3 posted on 03/30/2012 1:22:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Seriously- I have NO doubt you do.


4 posted on 03/30/2012 1:23:23 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL
I hardly think one delegate will win it for Santorum. When desperate measures begin to dictate priority, it's time to consider the entire situation as a whole.
5 posted on 03/30/2012 1:27:35 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: VinL
This Stacy is the guy that classy Rick personally lobbied to stab Newt in the back

Didn't know that. Thanks for keeping up on this. Gee, the halo Rick, I'm shocked/not! The one who said God called him to run! God doesn't call LIARS and backstabbers for anything. They belong to another.

Evil has certainly been against NEWT every way it can - from LYING ads, LYING candidates to lying delegates. Satan is the master of lies. Evil doesn't want anyone that is GOOD for AMERICA!

6 posted on 03/30/2012 1:30:40 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

I think Newt has also done his share of lying over the years.


7 posted on 03/30/2012 1:32:53 PM PDT by dforest
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Funny thing is that when Campfield switched to Santorum, he said he would still act as a delegate for Gingrich which is commendable.

Yet now these “Gingrich supporters” don’t want him seated despite the fact that he would still go for Gingrich.


8 posted on 03/30/2012 1:33:02 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek; VinL
And Mitt appreciates your support.

Vin isn't supporting Rick who is 'in it' to help Mitt. YOU ARE PROJECTING.

9 posted on 03/30/2012 1:33:28 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: dforest

NOT TO AMERICAN VOTERS.

Mitt and Rick are known liars - their ads ALONE proved that. $cum.


10 posted on 03/30/2012 1:36:42 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

Thanks, pnsn— but don’t even bother answering idiocies ( (at least on my behalf—) though I appreciate the gesture.


11 posted on 03/30/2012 1:36:55 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: presently no screen name

Newt is the one meeting with Romney and complimenting him all the time.


12 posted on 03/30/2012 1:37:27 PM PDT by dforest
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To: dforest
Rick Santorum is the official spoiler probably giving us

Liberal Romney-thank you moral voters. You will be getting

the father of gay marriage for your stubbornness. (putting failed marriages at the top of your list-vs America not having real reforms) Newt not being able to take his message one on one to Romney. Gop-e wins. Again.

13 posted on 03/30/2012 1:38:35 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: dforest

Are you with them that you KNOW this?


14 posted on 03/30/2012 1:38:40 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: VinL

Tennessee voted the right way.


15 posted on 03/30/2012 1:39:00 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj
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To: VinL
This Stacy is the guy that classy Rick personally lobbied to stab Newt in the back.

Typical Santorum.

16 posted on 03/30/2012 1:40:27 PM PDT by livius
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To: Christie at the beach

Horsecrap.


17 posted on 03/30/2012 1:40:53 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj
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To: fieldmarshaldj

You are full of it, I agree.


18 posted on 03/30/2012 1:41:35 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: Christie at the beach
Gop-e wins. Again.

And

AMERICA looses. Again.

19 posted on 03/30/2012 1:42:19 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: dforest

You see, in the Adult world, certain people who maintain personal dignity, do that towards each other. They may not agree with one another, but they still remain civil and show a mutual level of respect.

Is that something that you have trouble understanding? Or are we all just rude little children, throwing mud and food at each other, while shouting insults at each other?

Never mind, you already answered my question.


20 posted on 03/30/2012 1:43:16 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Christie at the beach

Slick Willard thanks you for your support.


21 posted on 03/30/2012 1:43:33 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj
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To: dforest

St Rick also met with Romney, because they had gathered to try to convince Gingrich to get out. Then St Rick announced he’d “consider” a VP slot with Romney (he’s not going to get it, though).


22 posted on 03/30/2012 1:43:33 PM PDT by livius
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To: cripplecreek

Then what is Gingrich complaining about? Aren’t all delegates free to vote differently after the first convention ballot?


23 posted on 03/30/2012 1:43:38 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: presently no screen name

Nothing is improving-Newt is what America needs-this stuff is not funny any longer-it’s dangerous. People have to rebel-stand up- for a change. Safe link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF5h7WfiYcc


24 posted on 03/30/2012 1:44:59 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

What does that have to do with the subterfuge where a major presidential candidate personally lobbies the co-chair of another candidate to defect? What was the offer from classy Rick?


25 posted on 03/30/2012 1:45:10 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: VinL
Newt is by all realistic estimates out. He is even Now making overtures to Romney.Sad but true.


26 posted on 03/30/2012 1:45:10 PM PDT by makomako
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To: VinL

Sometimes, I can’t resist with the ‘self righteous’ clueless who are being duped while America is at stake.


27 posted on 03/30/2012 1:45:37 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I too support Stacey!——GO SANTORUM


28 posted on 03/30/2012 1:46:42 PM PDT by Guenevere (....Whom God calls,... He equips......Press On Santorum!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Looks to me like a lot of the people who were duped by Fred Thompson in 08 have been duped by Gingrich this time around.


29 posted on 03/30/2012 1:50:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: VinL
What does that have to do with the subterfuge where a major presidential candidate personally lobbies the co-chair of another candidate to defect? What was the offer from classy Rick?

You do realize Newt has announced his new strategy is to personally lobby delegates to support him? Exactly what Santorum apparently did here.

30 posted on 03/30/2012 1:50:56 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: cripplecreek

“Yet now these “Gingrich supporters” don’t want him seated despite the fact that he would still go for Gingrich.”

I would say he has given them good reason not to trust him, under the circumstance he should have resigned.


31 posted on 03/30/2012 1:51:50 PM PDT by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: VinL

Stacey made a mistake with his endorsement the first time around. He smartened up and saw the writing on the wall and how TN was going to vote. He explained that thoroughly on his blog. Don’t get your panties in a bunch because he didn’t keep his blinders on like you have.


32 posted on 03/30/2012 1:53:00 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj
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To: makomako
Newt is by all realistic estimates out.

And so is slick Rick 'doing it for the PRO ABORTION/PRO HOMO/anti-traditional marriage, liberal appointing - team.'

His assignment is over. HIS LIES and 'doing it for the team' are his legacy.

33 posted on 03/30/2012 1:53:17 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: livius

Livius, Romney isn’t offering Rick the VP slot. Rick as settled for delivering the Invocation at the convention.


34 posted on 03/30/2012 1:55:14 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: duffee
I would say he has given them good reason not to trust him,

Just look at any Gingrich thread from about a year or two ago when he was slamming conservatives.
35 posted on 03/30/2012 1:56:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

I supported Fred in ‘08 (and “None of the Above” after he dropped out). I never supported Gingrich for President, so was never duped by him (don’t get me wrong, I’ll support him in the general, just not in a primary). I soured on him 16 years ago for obvious reasons related to job performance as Speaker. Most of the anger in this thread is from Newt supporters who can’t/won’t understand why he’s not in first place and taking it out on those who do.


36 posted on 03/30/2012 1:57:57 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj
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To: JediJones

At the convention, Jedi. That is normal procedure in an open convention. Raiding a candidate’s organization during the primaries, is not.


37 posted on 03/30/2012 1:58:53 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Stacey made a mistake with his endorsement the first time around. He smartened up and saw the writing on the wall and how TN was going to vote. He explained that thoroughly on his blog. Don’t get your panties in a bunch because he didn’t keep his blinders on like you have.

You need to stop being so snotty and distasteful to VinL, and to other Newt supporters. If you can't have a respectful discourse then just go away...

38 posted on 03/30/2012 2:01:21 PM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: dforest; presently no screen name

What was that meeting about in the hotel room recently? IIRC it was Romney who was talking to Sean Hannity (on the radio show) and IIRC Mitt sounded very coy that they don’t exchange strategery. If you believe that, I’ve got a tunnel under the Hudson River I want to sell you!


39 posted on 03/30/2012 2:03:25 PM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Thanks to the Gop-e and the believers in Santos-he was<sent by God Above- (not the patriots fault) do you people know that you have totally screwed the country over. The contested convention was suppose to stop Romney after Santorum got in the way of a one on one to Romney. Catch up to what is going on; not what you are hoping will be. Short of a miracle, we may end up with Romney. thanks to the Christian Right who refused to get back behind Newt. They are giving us Romney, the person they distrust the most. Why did they do this?? They got behind the wrong candidate. This is the most stubborn, self righteous group that I have ever seen in politics-personal views over changing our government. This is the last year of the America we know, I do believe more and more since- not enough citizens have a clue they are losing the country that we love. This destruction is so severe, you can't get it turned around with a liberal or a Marxist. No way! Tea Party has been given it's place by the Gop-e. Obama stands a good chance to win with etch a sketch Mitt whom the media has not even vetted.
40 posted on 03/30/2012 2:03:40 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Stacey made a mistake with his endorsement the first time around. He smartened up and saw the writing on the wall
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Stop arguing- you’re embarrassing yourself.

If what you say is true, then Newt is absolutely right in looking to unseat the turncoat who was elected in Newt’s name. If Stacey had integrity, and decided he had supported the wrong candidate, that he should have withdrawn.

But, he did not- he’s obviously a fraud with zippo integrity.


41 posted on 03/30/2012 2:04:16 PM PDT by VinL (It is better to suffer every wrong, than to consent to wrong.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I don’t blame anyone for supporting Thompson once but now that he’s pimping the national popular vote, that should have been worrisome when he started snuggling up to Gingrich.


42 posted on 03/30/2012 2:05:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Christie at the beach

Newt should have dropped out before Michigan and Ohio.


43 posted on 03/30/2012 2:08:36 PM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum.)
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To: true believer forever

If you think being honest is “snotty and distasteful”, madam, you’re on the wrong website.


44 posted on 03/30/2012 2:09:36 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj
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To: Christie at the beach

Newt was never the right candidate. Because you were foolish enough not to see that, despite years of overwhelming evidence, is not my problem. Raging against Santorum at this point will only help Willard.


45 posted on 03/30/2012 2:12:37 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj
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To: VinL

You’re getting hysterical, Vin. You think you’re helping your cause ? Newt was done after South Carolina. Face facts and stop attacking others for not being willfully ignorant.


46 posted on 03/30/2012 2:14:37 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj
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To: cripplecreek

I like Fred, but he sometimes gets behind some really stupid crap, and that one is REALLY bad.


47 posted on 03/30/2012 2:16:01 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Now that was a ‘snotty and distasteful’ comment!! Don’t be tell others with a ‘self righteous’ attitude they are on the wrong site! I can guess who you support.


48 posted on 03/30/2012 2:16:28 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Lauren BaRecall

Your foolishness to self righteous thinking will give us Mitt. Santorum cannot unite all factions of the party; if he could-we would not be here talking about Newt’s importance at all. Helloooo... ( Now, call those CR folks, and say divert those stubborn plans asap) Your team is wrong like it was with Huckabee.


49 posted on 03/30/2012 2:17:59 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

The CAUSE is AMERICA and don’t you forget it, bucko!


50 posted on 03/30/2012 2:18:07 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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