Newt Gingrich

3:12am

Fri April 27, 2012
Politics

Obama, Romney Focus On Fall Presidential Election

Originally published on Fri April 27, 2012 5:24 am

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Seems like only a month or two ago that some pundits saw almost no way that Mitt Romney could easily sew up his party's nomination, and they spun out elaborate scenarios of a contested convention. Actually, it was only a month or two ago that some pundits were saying that. But now Romney's nomination is assumed, especially after he won five primaries this week. And that leaves him a full half year to make his case against President Obama.

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4:45pm

Thu April 26, 2012
It's All Politics

Gingrich And The Secret Service: Who Calls For Protection To End?

Originally published on Fri April 27, 2012 9:24 am

Newt Gingrich signs an autograph for supporter Jeff Legg as members of the Secret Service look on at Delmarva Christian High School in Georgetown, Del., on April 18.
Patrick Semansky AP

Newt Gingrich's Secret Service protection is ending Thursday night, NBC news is reporting.

As WNYC's Anna Sale was reporting earlier, a conservative taxpayers group had called on Gingrich to give up his taxpayer-funded protection.

Here's the original post:

Newt Gingrich is ending his presidential campaign, but not until next week. And he still has Secret Service protection despite calls from a conservative taxpayers group to give it up.

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2:39pm

Wed April 25, 2012
It's All Politics

Gingrich's Unconventional White House Bid: A Retrospective

Originally published on Wed April 25, 2012 6:28 pm

Newt Gingrich speaks at Marquette University in Milwaukee on March 29.
Rick Wood MCT/Landov

Newt Gingrich has experienced a long slide since March 6, when he won Georgia's Republican primary. It was his second and final victory of the campaign season, but Gingrich fought to stay in the race through a Southern strategy that never caught on.

On Wednesday, a source close to the Gingrich campaign told NPR that he would officially suspend his campaign next week, and was likely to formally endorse Mitt Romney.

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8:27am

Wed April 25, 2012
The Two-Way

Sources: Gingrich Will End His White House Bid Next Week

Originally published on Wed April 25, 2012 8:59 am

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and his wife, Callista, Tuesday night in Concord, N.C.
John W. Adkisson Getty Images

Fox News reports that "senior Gingrich aides" say former House Speaker Newt Gingrich "plans to formally suspend or end his presidential campaign next Tuesday."

CNN writes that "sources close to Newt Gingrich say he will end his bid for the GOP presidential nomination next week."

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7:00pm

Tue April 24, 2012
It's All Politics

GOP Primaries: NY, Conn., Del., Pa. And R.I. [Updated]

Originally published on Tue April 24, 2012 7:44 pm

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney takes the stage at an election night rally in Manchester, N.H., on Tuesday night. Romney won nominating contests in Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Delaware.
Jae C. Hong ASSOCIATED PRESS

Update at 9:33 p.m. Romney Wins All Five Primaries; Delivers Remarks In N.H.:

With the GOP nomination all but secured, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney spoke to supporters in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday night after declaring victory in the five primary contests being held.

The Associated Press called the races for Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware and Pennsylvania for Romney quickly after polls closed. New York was also called for Romney shortly after he delivered his speech.

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