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  • RNC Bus Driver “Gets Lost” Forcing VA Delegates to Miss Crucial Rules Change Vote

    08/29/2012 11:29:35 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 47 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 8-29-2012 | Joel Griffith
    August 29, 2012 RNC Bus Driver “Gets Lost” Forcing VA Delegates to Miss Crucial Rules Change Vote Joel Griffith An RNC bus driver transporting the Virginia delegation to the convention seemed to have lost his way to the destination yesterday. The delegation, led by long time conservative activist Morton Blackwell, was prepared to vote against the proposed rules change. However, the delay meant the Rules Committee meeting had adjourned prior to their arrival. Delegates remaining on board the bus were unable to participate in the proceedings. In an age of GPS, cell phones, and other forms of instant information access,...
  • Romney Secures 88 Texas Delegates, Clinches Nomination

    05/29/2012 6:33:59 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 286 replies
    New York Times ^ | 29 May 2012 | AP Projection
    Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has now secured at least 88 of the 155 delegates at stake in the Texas Primary, bringing his secured delegate total to 1174, 30 more than necessary to win the majority of the delegated needed for the GOP nomination. With 4% of Texas precincts now reporting, Romney has consistently maintained or increased a 60 point lead over his nearest competitor, Congressman Ron Paul. In the contested race for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate, David Dewhurst is holding a 48% to 31% lead over his nearest rival Ted Cruz in a nine person contest.
  • Gingrich To Suspend Presidential Campaign Next Tuesday, Sources Say

    Newt Gingrich plans to formally suspend or end his presidential campaign next Tuesday, senior Gingrich aides told Fox News.
  • 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...
  • Sources: Gingrich cancels North Carolina trip

    04/20/2012 5:23:10 PM PDT · by No One Special · 97 replies
    WCNC ^ | April 20, 2012 | Dave Wagner
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – There is increased speculation Friday evening about the political future of Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. Sources told NewsChannel 36 Gingrich has canceled all of his appearances in North Carolina next week. Gingrich was scheduled to make multiple appearances throughout the state, including a visit to Lincoln Charter School in Denver next Wednesday. Fourth graders planned to present him with an American history project. “We are disappointed that the Gingrich camp has decided to cancel the entire NC tour,” said Lincoln Charter School Chief Administrator Dave Machado. “We were looking forward to the opportunity to showcase the...
  • Tea Party Warms To Romney

    04/18/2012 5:02:41 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 192 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 4/18/12 | Kyle Leighton
    One chunk of the Republican electorate has proved an incredibly fickle voting bloc, denying party unity while the nominating process dragged on. It’s the same group of conservative voters that went from candidate to candidate, looking for an alternative to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Now, out of options, it seems that those who identify themselves as tea party supporters are finally coming home to the presumptive nominee. (snip)
  • Dick Cheney endorses Mitt Romney

    04/16/2012 1:28:26 PM PDT · by KSanders · 66 replies
    uselectionatlas.org ^ | April 14 2012 | AP
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – Former Vice President Dick Cheney walked without assistance and spoke for an hour and 15 minutes without seeming to tire in his first engagement since getting a new heart three weeks ago. Cheney even threw in some political plugs amid much reminiscing before the Wyoming Republican Party state convention in Cheyenne on Saturday. He said presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is going to do a "whale of a job."
  • Romney Supporters Paid To Be Romney Supporters

    03/29/2012 8:52:21 PM PDT · by publius321 · 9 replies
    This video is a remarkable demonstration of why I will NOT vote for this unmitigated Fraud. He is just as fabricated as Barack Obama. But even Obama doesn’t have to pay his drones. That is perhaps the key difference between Obama and Romney. I wouldn't be surprised if Romney's campaign is employing illegal aliens to hold his signs. If he is, I guess we will find out in the general election as another means of exposing his hypocrisy. Obama will have fun pointing out in the debates that he took Romney’s advice on the federal mandate and the media will...
  • Santorum: I Would Run as Romney’s VP

    03/27/2012 7:17:19 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 46 replies
    http://www.newsmax.con ^ | March 26, 2012 | Martin Gould
    With his chances of gaining the GOP nomination slipping, Rick Santorum said on Monday that, if asked, he would consider an offer to be Mitt Romney’s running mate in the fall general election. The former senator from Pennsylvania responded “of course,” when David Brody asked him the question during an interview for the Christian Broadcasting Network.
  • Finally, Romney gets tea party support

    03/21/2012 9:41:01 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 121 replies · 2+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 19, 2012 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    The organization that ignited the tea party as a national mass movement gave Mitt Romney perhaps his biggest victory yet, deciding to drop its opposition to his candidacy, a top executive in the group told The Washington Times. FreedomWorks, which organized the Sept. 12, 2009, mass demonstration on the Mall, says that while it will not give an explicit endorsement, the time has come for Republicans to unite around the former Massachusetts governor and focus on defeating President Obama. “It is a statistical fact that the numbers favor Mitt Romney,” FreedomWorks Vice President Russ Walker told The Times on Tuesday....
  • CNN And Fox Project Romney Wins Illinois

    03/20/2012 5:51:54 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 276 replies
    CNN and Fox | March 20, 2012
    No link yet. I'm just seeing it on CNN. Reuters said Fox called it as well.
  • The GOP strategist behind 'Game Change' [Steve Schmidt]

    03/21/2012 12:39:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | March 21, 2012 | Dan Morain
    Some conservatives speak volumes as they try to pillory Steve Schmidt, the strategist who helped run John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign and lately has been getting attention thanks to Woody Harrelson's portrayal of him in the movie, "Game Change."Pay a visit to Conservatives4Palin.com. There, you'll find everything critical about Schmidt. There's a link to a Washington Times piece that denounces him as "a longtime loser," and a broadcast by an angry New York-based radio talk show host, Mark Levin. "Steve you're quite the punk. You really are a punk," Levin said, incensed that Schmidt would dare to belittle McCain's vice...
  • Rasmussen: ‘It would be good for the party’ if Gingrich dropped out

    03/19/2012 10:39:11 PM PDT · by VinL · 84 replies · 3+ views
    daily caller ^ | 3-20-12 | unknown
    With former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich low in the polls and splitting the conservative vote with former Sen. Rick Santorum, commentators and pundits have suggested that Gingrich should drop out of the GOP race. Political analyst Scott Rasmussen told The Daily Caller that a dispassionate reading of the tea leaves suggests they’re right. “I think if [Gingrich] dropped out, it would be good for the party and it would be good for Santorum and Romney,” Rasmussen said. “It is much easier and much healthier for the Republican party if you have Santorum and Romney going head-to-head and Ron...
  • Romney gaining on Santorum in Michigan (What was once a 15 point spread has closed to 4 points)

    02/20/2012 6:15:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/20/2012 | Rick Moran
    What was once a 15 point spread has closed to 4 points. PPP reports: The Republican race for President in Michigan has tightened considerably over the last week, with what was a 15 point lead for Rick Santorum down to 4. He leads with 37% to 33% for Mitt Romney, 15% for Ron Paul, and 10% for Newt Gingrich.The tightening over the last week is much more a function of Romney gaining than Santorum falling. Santorum's favorability spread of 67/23 has seen no change since our last poll, and his share of the vote has dropped only 2 points...
  • Questions Surface On Gingrich Campaign Travel Payments

    02/18/2012 8:47:33 PM PST · by Steelfish · 67 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 18, 2012 | Luke Rosiak
    Questions Surface On Gingrich Campaign Travel Payments By Luke Rosiak February 17, 2012 When Newt Gingrich’s campaign disclosed in October it planned to pay the candidate $70,000 for travel expenses in the third quarter, the transfer was an anomaly among presidential campaigns. But weeks ago, the former House speaker revised his third-quarter bill: He actually expected to personally receive $115,000 of the funds donated to his campaign to reimburse himself for expenses during that period. The campaign would not explain how the candidate forgot about $45,000 in receipts, what they were for or why the campaign wasn’t simply paying the...
  • Romney Advisor: No Obamacare Repeal

    01/25/2012 3:18:14 PM PST · by OPS4 · 39 replies
    RedState ^ | 1/4/12 | Erick Erickson
    As Ben Domenech notes in his Transom, Mitt Romney’s advisors have now advised him to support “a $2 gas tax, a VAT, and open Taliban talks.” Add to that list not repealing Obamacare. Norm Coleman, an advisor to Romney, went on record saying
  • Romney Supporters Paid to be Romney Supporters (video)

    01/25/2012 12:09:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jan 22, 2012 | LifeLibertyNow
    This is nothing new, as campaigns have been paying people to become active for years now. And it is not illegal, as far as I know. There's nothing wrong with paying someone to help spread a message. However, it does show the limited motivations within the Romney campaign. There is not much grassroots here in South Florida if people have to be paid to get out and spread a critical message about the future of this country.
  • Fake Support: Romney Campaign Pays People to Support Candidate

    01/24/2012 2:59:44 AM PST · by JACKRUSSELL · 17 replies
    Red Pill Philosophy ^ | January 23, 2012 | By Chris Delamo
    Which pill do you choose? The red pill? Or the blue pill? The color blue on the shirts of South Florida Romney “supporters” may correlate with the pill they chose to take, as was evident with one individual who, on camera, stated he was paid to wear the Romney shirt and create the impression at the voting location that there was significant support there. Romney "Supporters" Paid to be Romney Supporters
  • (Desperate) Mitt Romney expands attack on Newt Gingrich, slamming work for health-care firms

    01/23/2012 10:08:29 AM PST · by tobyhill · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/23/2012 | By Philip Rucker
    A combative Mitt Romney on Monday broadened his call for Newt Gingrich to release records from his work as a consultant, speculating that those documents and records from a House ethics investigation from his time as speaker could show “potentially wrongful activity of some kind.” “We could see an October surprise a day from Newt Gingrich,” Romney told reporters at a media availability here. “And so let’s see the records from the ethics investigation, let’s see what they show. Let’s see who his clients were at the time he was lobbying Republican congressmen for Medicare Part D.
  • Romney's Ugly Politics Now Surfacing In Surrogates

    01/22/2012 4:33:13 PM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 122 replies
    Riehl World View ^ | January 22, 2012 | Dan Riehl
    One of the things fellow Republicans and political observers have never liked about Mitt Romney is the wholesome piety he exhibits on the stump, while his hacks and PACs engage in some of the ugliest politics around. He can flash that plastic smile and pretend all he wants, but people know the cold fish doesn't shy away from the politics of personal destruction. If anything, his campaigns embrace it more than most, while feigning ignorance and pretending otherwise himself.This is why so many people in the GOP have come to dislike Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney backer and New Jersey Gov....
  • Romney camp marks anniversary of Gingrich House reprimand

    01/22/2012 6:23:48 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 80 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 01/21/12 | Jeremy Herb
    Is the date Jan. 21 about to be a lot brighter for Newt Gingrich? As South Carolina votes Saturday, Mitt Romney’s campaign sent a press release wishing Gingrich a “happy anniversary” for the House decision to reprimand him, which happened on Jan. 21, 1997. Headlined “Happy 15th Anniversary, Mr. Speaker,” the release said, “Fifteen years ago today, Newt Gingrich became the first House speaker in American history to be reprimanded by his colleagues.” Gingrich was investigated for tax irregularities and for campaign finance disclosure violations in the late 1990s. The matter, conducted when Republicans controlled the House, was settled when...
  • Fake CNN email used as dirty trick in South Carolina (Anti-Gingrich)

    01/20/2012 9:01:48 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | 1-20-12 | Peter Hamby
    Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) - In what appears to be a last ditch attempt to halt Newt Gingrich's late momentum in South Carolina, a fake CNN Breaking News alert was emailed to state Republican activists early Thursday morning claiming that the former House Speaker pressured his ex-wife to have an abortion. CNN did not send out the email alert. It's not clear how many people received the fake email, though at least two members of the South Carolina GOP Executive Committee, who did not want to be named, were among those who found the missive in their inboxes this morning....
  • DRUDGE SIRENS: NETWORK TO AIR INTERVIEW THURSDAY ON NIGHTLINE

    01/18/2012 3:41:06 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 542 replies
    Drudge ^ | Wednesday January 17, 2012
    Exclusive... Developing...just headlines
  • Romney campaign tries to trip up Newt Gingrich before the do-or-die South Carolina primary

    01/18/2012 10:50:25 AM PST · by TBBT · 10 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 1/18/2012 | Aliyah Shahid AND Jonathan Lemire
    Mitt Romney’s campaign unleashed a multi-pronged attack against Newt Gingrich Wednesday — a sign the GOP front-runner could be worried about a surge from the ex-Speaker prior to South Carolina’s primary on Saturday. Romney rolled out a pair of new attack ads and dispatched two of his top surrogates to blast Gingrich’s erratic temperament just days before the make-or-break southern contest. “He’s not reliable,” former Missouri Senator Jim Talent slammed on a media conference call. “Yes, he can say exciting things — he also says things that undermine the conservative movement.” That theme was reminiscent of the line of attack...
  • Gingrich Responds to Romney Attack: ‘That’s Just Stupid’

    01/18/2012 10:11:47 AM PST · by Red Steel · 15 replies
    wsj ^ | January 18, 2012, 12:18 PM
    Newt Gingrich appeared incredulous after being told of the latest attacks by GOP presidential rival Mitt Romney. ”Wait, wait, wait.  Hold on. They’re saying I helped re-elect a Democrat?” Mr. Gingrich told reporters in Winnsboro, S.C., adding, “That’s just stupid.” Earlier Wednesday, the Romney campaign set up a conference call with two former lawmakers who lashed out at his leadership as House speaker, saying it helped to re-elect President Bill Clinton. The campaign also released a new Web ad,  calling him “unreliable.”Mr. Gingrich said he helped create the GOP’s first House majority since 1928. “So what did Mitt Romney do?  Who...
  • Facebook/POLITICO poll: South Carolina users cool to tea party (Baloney Alert!)

    01/17/2012 11:52:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 14, 2012 | Emily Schultheis
    Almost two-thirds of adult Facebook users in South Carolina say they aren't fans of the tea party, according to a Facebook poll conducted today with POLITICO. Sixty-two percent of those surveyed said they are "not at all supportive" of the tea party, compared with 20 percent who were "somewhat supportive" and 18 percent who were "very supportive." Of those surveyed, women were slightly less supportive of the tea party. Just 35 percent were either "somewhat" or "very" supportive of the movement, compared with 42 percent among men. The results only represent the sentiment of South Carolina users on Facebook, not...
  • Santorum accuses Romney of playing 'dirty politics'

    01/17/2012 8:11:31 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 28 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 17, 2011 | Michael Finnegan
    Rick Santorum accused rival Mitt Romney on Tuesday of running a “dirty politics” robocall campaign in South Carolina to discredit the former Pennsylvania senator and mislead voters in the state’s fiercely contested Republican presidential primary Saturday. Campaigning at the Yorktown aircraft carrier museum in Charleston Harbor, Santorum slammed the former Massachusetts governor for an automated call that plays a tape of Santorum endorsing Romney’s 2008 run for the GOP presidential nomination. “Gov. Romney, out there playing a recording from four years ago, and suggesting that I’m endorsing him, is another example of Gov. Romney misleading the public about my record...
  • Judge denies Perry appeal, calls suit disruptive [Virginia ballot]

    01/17/2012 2:16:45 PM PST · by freespirited · 13 replies
    WTVR ^ | 01/17/12
    The United State Court of Appeal, Fourth Circuit, has denied an appeal by Rick Perry and the three other plaintiffs’ who filed suit to get on the Virginia GOP primary ballot. The circuit judges today said that, “For the reasons expressed herein, the court denies the motion for the requested injunctive relief.” They cited the impending deadline to send out absentee ballots, by Jan. 21. In the ruling papers, the judges also said, “Movant had every opportunity to challenge the various Virginia ballot requirements at a time when the challenge would not have created the disruption that this last-minute lawsuit...
  • SC Debate: Romney Says He Will 'Probably' Release Taxes in April

    01/17/2012 2:40:51 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies · 1+ views
    KGO - ABC News Radio - San Francisco | January 17, 2012
    (MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) -- Amid continued pressure from his rivals to make public his tax returns, Mitt Romney said at a Republican presidential candidates debate Monday night that he will "probably" release that information in April. That timetable is in line with tradition of past nominees, who have released their information around tax day in early April. "I have nothing in them that suggests there is any problem," he said. "I'm happy to do so." Romney had said as recently as last Wednesday that he doesn't feel the need to do anything more than the law requires him to do,...
  • Insider Advantage Poll: Romney 32, Gingrich 21, Paul 14 (South Carolina)

    01/16/2012 8:15:21 AM PST · by Bigtigermike · 152 replies
    humanevents ^ | Monday January 16, 2012 | John Hayward
    The latest Insider Advantage / Newsmax poll of likely South Carolina voters, taken on Sunday, shows Mitt Romney opening up a commanding 11-point lead… and that was before Jon Huntsman dropped out of the race and endorsed Romney. Hell, Huntsman’s still a point ahead of Rick Perry in this poll. Mitt Romney - 32 Newt Gingrich - 21 Ron Paul - 14 Rick Santorum – 13 Jon Huntsman – 6 Rick Perry – 5 Strangely, according to the poll breakdown, Newt Gingrich scored exactly zero among the youngest cohort of voters, ages 18-29. Ron Paul and Rick Santorum were tied...
  • FLASH: Newt Booed At Huckabee Forum Over Romney Attacks; Airs Tonight on FOXNEWS (headline only)

    01/14/2012 11:12:48 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 91 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 1/14/12 | Drudge Report
    Developing... (Fortunately for Newt, 99 per cent of the audience will be watching Tebow vs. Brady anyway)
  • Judge denies lawsuit, Rick Perry, others remain off Virginia Republican primary ballot

    01/13/2012 1:19:30 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 76 replies
    WTVR Richmond ^ | 3:55 p.m. EST, January 13, 2012 | WTVR.com Staff
    RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - Federal District Court Judge John Gibney ruled against Texas Governor Rick Perry and other Republican presidential candidates who sued in an effort to appear on the ballot for the Virginia Republican primary in March. Judge Gibney announced the ruling Friday afternoon in Richmond, Virginia.[CLICK HERE: Read the judge's order] The suit was originally filed by Texas Governor Rick Perry. Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, and Jon Hunstman later joined the challenge. According to court documents, the Republican candidates failed to meet the 10,000 signature petition requirements to get on the ballot. Mitt Romney and Ron Paul met...
  • 35 Romney endorsers received contributions first

    Money may not be buying Mitt Romney much Republican love, but it’s going a long way toward helping him buy the next best thing: endorsements in the GOP primaries. Romney’s Free and Strong America PAC and its affiliates states have lavished close to $1.3 million in campaign donations to federal, state and local GOP politicians, almost all since 2010. His recipients include officials in the major upcoming primary states of New Hampshire and South Carolina, and in three southern Super Tuesday states where he was trounced four years ago. In New Hampshire, a U.S. senator, a congressman, 10 state senators...
  • Judge Prevents VA from Printing Ballots Until Perry Hearing

    01/09/2012 3:34:57 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 9, 2012 | Lexi Stemple
    A federal judge is preventing Virginia from printing ballots until he issues a ruling on Texas Gov. Rick Perry's ballot challenge. U.S. District Judge John A. Gibney Jr. has ordered the Virginia State Board of Elections to send directives to each of the state's local boards, telling them not to print any absentee ballots until after the emergency motion is heard on Friday. Virginia's primary is on March 6th. In order to get absentee ballots mailed overseas in time, Virginia needed to start printing ballots this weekend, and mailing them out by Jan 21.
  • Va. GOP defends ballot, Gingrich cries foul

    12/29/2011 4:33:17 AM PST · by markomalley · 62 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/29/11 | Steve Contorno
    The fight to place all seven Republican presidential candidates on Virginia's primary ballot is moving toward the courts while one candidate bumped from the ballot, Newt Gingrich, insisted Wednesday that he was the victim of fraud. The conservative Citizens for the Republic and former Democratic Party of Virginia Chairman Paul Goldman said Wednesday that Virginia failed to follow its own laws in determining which candidates should make the ballot. The state delegated its duties to the political parties without double-checking their work, Goldman said. Virginia requires candidates to submit signatures from 10,000 registered voters, including 400 from each of the...
  • Speaker Gingrich says it is false and defamatory!

    01/06/2012 8:03:28 PM PST · by true believer forever · 234 replies · 1+ views
    Great Wire - Fox News Insider ^ | January 6, 2012 | Greta Van Susteren
    "It has recently come to our attention that your station has either been asked to run, or may soon be asked to run, various advertising spots produced by the Mitt Romney aligned SuperPAC “Restore Our Future” or Romney for President, the principal campaign committee of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Included among the Romney advertisements submitted to your station for broadcast are likely to be various advertisements which specifically mention Speaker Gingrich and purport to quote or reference the findings of a 1997 report issued by the House Select Committee on Ethics (the “Report”). The content of these advertisements state...
  • Could Typo Rewrite Caucus History? (Santorum may regain win)

    01/05/2012 6:12:47 PM PST · by mnehring · 144 replies
    Caucus Vote Counter Says Romney Mistakenly Given 20 Votes (Video report at link) DES MOINES, Iowa -- Caucus night was chaotic in many places, with hundreds of voters, candidates showing up and the throngs of media who followed. The world's eyes were on Iowa. But in the quiet town of Moulton, Appanoose County, a caucus of 50 people may just blow up the results. Edward True, 28, of Moulton, said he helped count the votes and jotted the results down on a piece of paper to post to his Facebook page. He said when he checked to make sure the...
  • Mark Levin: Virginia Ballot Fiasco Is Intentional, To Help Romney

    Mark Levin, being a disenfranchised Virginian, weighed in on the Virginia ballot fiasco, saying that the compliance rules were changed a month ago and that it is not the fault of the candidates. In fact, he believes the rules were changed to help shove Romney down our throats.
  • Romney keeps digging on secrecy

    12/29/2011 8:11:09 AM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | December 29, 2011 | William A. Jacobson
    I noted the other day Romney’s emerging secrecy problem, including the refusal to release income tax returns even if he becomes the nominee.This is a break with standard practice for nominees, and creates a no win situation in which Romney makes his income and taxes a central general election issue or gives in and looks weak.  Or worse, we find out too late that there was a reason he resisted disclosure.In a preview of the general election, Occupy protesters have seized on the non-disclosure issue and Romney is digging in: Des Moines police today arrested a total of 10 protesters...
  • Gingrich: Campaign Worker's Signature Fraud Cost Slot on Virginia Ballot

    12/28/2011 1:45:07 PM PST · by BarnacleCenturion · 32 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | December 28th, 2011 | Shawna Shepherd
    Algona, Iowa (CNN) - Newt Gingrich cited fraud Wednesday as the reason he didn't get on the Virginia primary ballot. Last week his campaign acknowledged they used paid volunteers to scramble to get the required 10,000 signatures but fell short after the former House speaker and Virginia resident boasted his campaign was submitting as many as 12,000-14,000 signatures. On a campaign stop at an Algona chocolate store, the former House speaker said the "mistake" occurred because one of their workers committed fraud.
  • Exclusive: Iowa GOP Chair Severs Ties With Strong America Now (SAN coordinating with Newt)

    12/28/2011 9:09:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | December 28, 2011 | Craig Robinson
    Matt Strawn, the Chairman of the Republican Party of Iowa, has disassociated himself from Strong America Now after reports that the group has a Super PAC that is advocating for one specific candidate. In the letter Strawn says, “I was surprised to learn from a member of the news media that a Strong America Now SuperPAC had been created for the express purpose of advocating for one Republican presidential candidate and opposing another Republican presidential candidate.” Strawn says that he was “given assurances that the organization would not specifically advocate for a particular candidate” when he signed on with the...
  • Gingrich’s Ballot Miss Could Shake Voters’ Confidence [Sabato: "It's A Disaster For Him"]

    12/24/2011 1:01:00 PM PST · by Steelfish · 129 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 24, 2011 | KATHARINE Q. SEELYE
    Gingrich’s Ballot Miss Could Shake Voters’ Confidence By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE December 24, 2011 Newt Gingrich declared confidently the other day that he would get his name on the ballot for the Republican presidential primary in Virginia. In fact, he said he already had the requisite 10,000 signatures and an additional 2,000 to 3,000 for safety’s sake and would probably collect even more. Related But that turned out not to be the case. In the wee hours of Saturday morning, the Virginia Republican Party announced via Twitter that Mr. Gingrich had failed to submit enough signatures by the Thursday deadline,...
  • Poll of Virginia voters favors Gingrich

    12/24/2011 1:47:40 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 87 replies · 27+ views
    Roanoke Times ^ | Dec 22, 2011 | By Michael Sluss
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich leads the pack of Republican presidential hopefuls in a survey of Virginia voters released Wednesday. But former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney would fare better than Gingrich in a general election contest with President Barack Obama, according to the Quinnipiac University poll. Gingrich leads Romney by a margin of 30 percent to 25 percent among Republican voters, with none of the other GOP candidates topping 9 percent. In a head-to-head test, Gingrich tops Romney by a margin of 47 percent to 39 percent. Virginia will hold its presidential primary March 6. More than half of the...
  • Romney predicts tea party will turn on Gingrich

    12/17/2011 9:56:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Associated Press ^ | December 17, 2011 | Kasie Hunt
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Mitt Romney is mocking Newt Gingrich's long record in Washington and says conservative tea party voters eventually will reject the former House speaker who's Romney chief presidential rival. Romney tells reporters in South Carolina that he thinks the state's tea party voters will turn on Gingrich because of his work for the mortgage company Freddie Mac and his consulting time in Washington....
  • Balz: Romney blasts Gingrich as ‘extremely unreliable’ conservative leader

    12/13/2011 8:45:17 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Dec 13, 2012 | By Dan Balz and Philip Rucker
    BOSTON—Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney blasted rival Newt Gingrich Tuesday as an “extremely unreliable leader in the conservative world” who has taken positions in this campaign that should give GOP voters pause as they consider their choices for the party’s nomination. Romney, in an interview with The Washington Post, offered some of his toughest criticism to date of the politician whose sudden rise in the polls has made him, at least for now, the front-runner for the nomination. He also had tough words for President Obama and his campaign, saying he would not let them portray him as a tool...
  • Newt Gingrich Praised SEIU Head Andy Stern's Forward-Looking Vision

    12/13/2011 6:31:59 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 148 replies
    Newt Gingrich's own book "Real Chance: From the World That Fails to the World That Works" | Newt Gingrich
    Newt Gingrich Praised SEIU Head Andy Stern's Forward-Looking Vision In his book "Real Chance: From the World That Fails to the World That Works," Gingrich praises the SEIU head, who remains a close adviser of the President Obama. Pitching the need for conservatives to respect organized labor, while simultaneously pushing back against some of Labor's more cherished legislative goals, he wrote the following: Conservatives cannot cheer unions overseas and then be blindly anti-union here at home. There are legitimate historic reasons for workers to organize together, and there is a strong need for a healthy, competitive, union, movement that helps...
  • New Gingrich book on climate change likely coming after the election (Al Gore is Jealous)

    12/12/2011 7:38:16 PM PST · by JohnBrownUSA · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 8, 2011 | Neela Banerjee
    Hayhoe submitted her climate science chapter in mid-2009 but never heard back from the authors. Maple said the book has been delayed because he has been too busy to focus on it. He said Gingrich is still interested in doing the book and has not asked him to slow walk it. The Gingrich campaign did not answer emails seeking comment about the project. At this pace, Maple said, his new book with Gingrich would probably be out in 2013, after the presidential election.
  • Former NRA Chairman: Cain didn’t know Bialek (NY Times, WaPost, WSJ, didn't report it.)

    12/06/2011 5:12:39 PM PST · by Southnsoul · 103 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | December 5, 2012 | The Right Scoop
    The former NRA Chairman, Biff Naylor, who hired Herman Cain says that Sharon Bialek was terminated before Herman Cain was even hired and thus he never met her. On top of that she propositioned him (Naylor) for dinner once because she thought he was handsome, which he promptly turned down as he was happily married. Naylor also says he knew the other two that said Cain harassed them, and that whatever they took exception to was so minor that it wasn’t even reported to the executive committee or the board. Asked where he was three weeks ago when all this...
  • Karl Rove Tries To Sabotage Newt’s Iowa Surge

    12/06/2011 4:57:29 PM PST · by TBBT · 52 replies
    TPM ^ | 12/6/2011 | PEMA LEVY
    Karl Rove isn’t officially affiliated with any of the GOP candidates, but if you listen to him, it’s becoming increasingly clear he has a favorite. We’re not the first to notice, but Karl Rove seems firmly in the Mitt Romney camp. What’s more, he’s goes on TV a lot to lob attacks at just about every other candidate. Rove has taken a stab at just about every candidate other than Romney, and on Tuesday it was Newt Gingrich’s turn. With multiple polls showing Newt Gingrich surging in Iowa, Rove took to Fox News, to undermined the former speaker: “If in...
  • Why They Destroyed Cain in the Primary

    11/29/2011 6:21:30 PM PST · by willk · 109 replies
    11-29-2011 | willk
    I've been wondering why they brought these allegations against Cain out during the Primary and not the General Election. After reading about a poll showing most of Cain's supporters will go to Newt it came to me. First of all they gambled that Cain will not win the primary (even without the allegations). Obama and the MSM fear that Romney would have the best chance against Obama. With Cain's voters going more to Newt this is their way of getting a candidate who is easier to beat (notice too how Cain initially suspected Newt and not Romney).