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  • Former GOP Senate Candidate Christine O’Donnell Told Her Tax Records Were Breached

    07/17/2013 6:58:45 PM PDT · by kristinn · 79 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, July 17, 2013 | Ben Wolfgang and Dave Boyer
    More than two years after her upstart Senate campaign rocked the Delaware political world, Christine O’Donnell got an unexpected contact from a U.S. Treasury Department agent warning that her private tax records may have been breached. The phone message earlier this year shocked the battled-scarred candidate, a tea party favorite who knocked off Republican mainstay Michael Castle in the primary before losing in a bid to win Vice President Joseph R. Biden’s former seat. “Ms. O’Donnell, this is Dennis Martel, special agent with the U.S. Department of Treasury in Baltimore, Md. … We received information that your personal federal tax...
  • In defense of Christine O’Donnell

    Americans love to watch public figures eviscerated publicly. Progressives love to bash conservatives. And the media will go out of their way to cripple conservative candidates (even if it means missing wildly and making an ass out of themselves, i.e., Wolf Blitzer and Marco Rubio’s water bottle). But progressives, the media and the American public will eventually cease their assault, if for no other reason than the story gets old and the appetite for schadenfreude eventually wanes. For over two years now, center-right political professionals — from Charles Krauthammer and Karl Rove down to local GOP pols — have trashed...
  • Gingrich won't drop out Tuesday, no matter what happens in Delaware, spokesman says

    04/24/2012 1:54:27 PM PDT · by VinL · 47 replies
    ABC ^ | 4-24-12 | Moody
    (edit). Here's the full email from Hammond. Three scenarios: 1. Doomsday -- We do poorly in Delaware, Gingrich will keep his campaign schedule in North Carolina but reassess with supporters whether or not there is a path forward. 2. Middle ground --- a razor thin win for Romney in Delaware could show cracks in the armor and coalesce a conservative coalition of supporters behind Newt. 3. Break in the Dam --- A win in Delaware builds financial and grassroots momentum going into North Carolina -- combined with the ABC news report that Winning our Future has $5 million to spend...
  • Gingrich Loses Again, Signals Exit From Race

    04/24/2012 10:26:52 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 51 replies
    MSNBC ^ | April 24, 2012 | Alex Moe and Domenico Montanaro
    Gingrich Loses Again, Signals Exit From Race GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich speaks to supporters in Concord, N.C. saying he will evaluate his position in the race over the next few days. By NBC's Alex Moe CONCORD, NC -- Newt Gingrich alluded that he may exit the presidential race in the coming days after a disappointing finish in the Delaware primary Tuesday night. “I want you to know over the next few days, we’re going to look realistically at where we are at” in the campaign, Gingrich told a crowd of just one hundred people at his election night rally,...
  • Gingrich to WCNC: 'We’ll continue to campaign'

    04/24/2012 6:24:18 PM PDT · by VinL · 115 replies
    WCNC ^ | 4-24-12 | staff
    Despite speculation that he might drop out of the presidential race soon, Newt Gingrich said he is pressing on during an exclusive interview with NewsChannel 36 anchor Dave Wagner Tuesday afternoon. “These reports somehow get exaggerated,” Gingrich. “We have 23 events this week…What I did say was that we are going to evaluate actively and honestly what has happened here.” Gingrich spent part of Tuesday at the Billy Graham library with his wife and campaign staff. He is expected at an event Tuesday night in Concord as well. “Under any circumstance we are going to be at every single event...
  • NBC Projects Romney Win in DE [ Romney 56% to Gingrich 27% With 30% Precincts]

    04/24/2012 5:42:24 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 61 replies
    Romney Wins DE
  • Gingrich daughter: Campaign to 'reassess' standing

    04/24/2012 9:51:08 AM PDT · by tatown · 130 replies
    AP ^ | 4/24/2012 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Newt Gingrich's daughter says the former House speaker will "reassess" his campaign after the votes are tallied in Delaware, potentially setting the stage for his exit from the Republican presidential race. Jackie Gingrich Cushman said Tuesday that her father's campaign has slimmed down but is still winning over voters who aren't yet sold on Mitt Romney, who has effectively clinched the GOP presidential nomination. Despite trailing Romney in convention delegates and fundraising, Gingrich has vowed to campaign until the party's late-summer convention in Florida. Gingrich is carrying more than $4.3 million in debt and has been spending...
  • Newt May Score Upset Win in Delaware

    04/24/2012 3:15:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Newser ^ | April 24, 2012 | Rob Quinn
    (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 Delware and he may be able to rally conservatives and jolt Mitt Romney by snatching a surprise primary win like the one Christine O'Donnell scored in 2010, Politico finds. Gingrich—who has had more penguin bites than primary wins since taking Georgia seven weeks ago—needs five wins to get on the...
  • Gingrich hints he may drop from race this week (No, he didn't)

    04/23/2012 7:38:13 PM PDT · by VinL · 35 replies
    NBC ^ | 4-23-12 | Moe
    Newt Gingrich hinted he may withdraw from the presidential race if he has a poor showing in the Delaware primary Tuesday – "I think we need to take a deep look at what we are doing...We will be in North Carolina tomorrow night and we will look and see what the results are." "This has been a good opportunity for us, we have been here seeing a lot of people,” Gingrich said. “We have got really positive responses and I would hope we would do well here – either carry it or come very, very close." ..."Romney is clearly the...
  • Can Gingrich turn around the primary in Delaware?

    04/23/2012 8:33:31 PM PDT · by vmivol00 · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4-23-12 | Ed Morrissey
    Ready for the greatest political comeback of all time?  According to the Newt Gingrich campaign, that’s what they hope to start tomorrow in Delaware by surprising Mitt Romney in tomorrow’s winner-take-all closed primary: The campaign told NBC that Tuesday would be a “big day” and that Gingrich was “just waiting to see” what the outcome of the primary would be.  He told a Wilmington audience last week that a win in Delaware would “break up the media narrative” that has formed from Gingrich’s inability to win a state in over six weeks.  Can Gingrich make this his “game changer” and...
  • Newt Trails Obama by Only 7 Points in Latest Rasmussen Tracking Poll (or It's Not Over Yet).

    04/21/2012 8:08:35 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 135 replies
    Vanity | April 21, 2012 | True Believer
    In the lastest Rasmussen tracking poll, which has had no media coverage, Newt Gingrich is trailing Barack Obama by only 7 points nationally. Barack Obama is leading Mitt Romney by only 5 points in Florida. These poll results are being withheld by the RNC and the MSM, who want no positive news about Newt in circulation, especially the fact he is only behind Obama by 7 points nationally. The RNC establishment’s current strategy remains: Publish no poll numbers; spread the word that Romney is the nominee; have people vote based on blackout and misinformation expecting Romney to win big; then...
  • Gingrich North Carolina Stops Called Off, Then On Again

    04/20/2012 6:32:53 PM PDT · by VinL · 111 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4-21-12 | Dover
    The Newt Gingrich campaign found itself in a state of confusion Friday night when reports surfaced that Gingrich would cancel all of his stops in North Carolina next week, fueling suggestions that Gingrich would be suspending his campaign. But the campaign says nothing is happening. Two people close to the Gingrich campaign told ABC News they were contacted and told all of Gingrich’s North Carolina stops had been canceled, although R.C. Hammond, communications director for the campaign, said there was a “communication glitch.” “There was confusion, but we will maintain our North Carolina schedule next week,” Hammond said. One person...
  • Gingrich's future hinges on Delaware

    04/20/2012 6:51:31 PM PDT · by VinL · 26 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 4-20-12 | Moe
    The future of Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign seems to hinge on the Delaware primary early next week. "Tuesday is a big day," a source close to the Gingrich campaign told NBC News. "Newt is just waiting to see what happens on Tuesday." Up until now, Gingrich has promised to take his campaign all the way to the Republican convention in Tampa at the end of the summer, although the odds are not in his favor. The former House speaker has been spending the majority of his time the past three weeks in the First State. Gingrich has made at least...
  • Gingrich’s latest endorser believes he can still win it

    04/12/2012 10:39:14 PM PDT · by VinL · 42 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4-12-12 | Levinson
    The Republican presidential primary has been pronounced over, but against the odds, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich remains in the race. Even more improbably, the former speaker is still getting a slow trickle of endorsements from politicians who seem to genuinely believe he has a shot at the White House. The Daily Caller caught up with the latest politician to endorse Gingrich, Delaware State Senator Dave Lawson, whose endorsement was announced on Wednesday after Rick Santorum dropped out and the vast majority of pundits declared the race at the end. “The race isn’t over until the votes are...
  • Newt Gingrich Town Hall At Wesley College in Dover, Delaware – April 11, 2012

    04/12/2012 3:15:49 AM PDT · by Marguerite · 14 replies
    electad ^ | April 11, 2012 | Newt Gingrich
    Newt Gingrich held a town hall meeting on Social Security at Wesley College in Dover, Delaware http://electad.com/videos/newt-gingrich-town-hall-at-wesley-college-in-dover-delaware-april-11-2012/
  • Gingrich Fumes About Fox News at Delaware Tea Party Meeting

    04/12/2012 1:32:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Uncovered Politics ^ | April 11, 2012 | Austin Cassidy
    As former Speaker Newt Gingrich continues his increasingly long-shot presidential campaign, focusing heavily on the state of Delaware, he’s begun opening up and speaking more candidly about the state of the Republican Party and other topics. At a private meeting with more than a dozen Tea Party group leaders in Delaware, Gingrich griped about Fox News Channel’s coverage of the Republican race, complaining that the network was in the bag for Mitt Romney from the very start. “I think FOX has been for Romney all the way through,” Gingrich is quoted by RealClearPolitics as saying. “In our experience, Callista and...
  • Gingrich Unloads on Fox News in Private Meeting

    04/11/2012 5:15:16 PM PDT · by VinL · 305 replies
    Real Politics ^ | 4-11-12 | Conroy
    - During a meeting with 18 Delaware Tea Party leaders here on Wednesday, Newt Gingrich lambasted The Fox News Channel, accusing the cable news network that employed him as recently as last year of having been in the tank for Mitt Romney from the beginning of the Republican presidential fight and singling out former colleagues for attacking him out of what he characterized as personal jealousy. “I think Fox has been for Romney all the way through,” Gingrich said during the private meeting at Wesley College to which RealClearPolitics was granted access. “In our experience, Callista and I both believe...