Newt Gingrich

  1. If the Republicans are going to win control of the Senate, they need Missouri.”

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    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, at a campaign event Monday for Rep. Todd Akin’s (R) Senate campaign. 

    More than a month after his controversial remarks about rape and abortion, Akin’s campaign is trying to get back on track in its bid to unseat Sen. Claire McCaskill (D).

    Akin has already raised nearly $600,000 through small donor contributions and has received the endorsement of the Missouri Farmer’s Bureau since the Republican National Committee dropped their support for him. 

    midwestdemocracy.com »

  2. Mitt Romney’s squad of surrogates hit campaign trails across the country on Monday, including two key regions in Virginia: Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads.

    Former GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich campaigned for his one-time rival in Arlington, hammering Obama and taking questions from the press. Gingrich even weighed in on the recent fallout from Romney’s “culture” remarks in Israel.

    "I think it’s fair to say why are some places poor, and maybe it’s not just because they’ve been deprived. Maybe it’s also because they don’t have either the right habits, the right legal structure or the right system of encouragement." 

    John McCain was joined by a trio of U.S. Senators in Norfolk to campaign for Romney. They discussed defense budget cuts and called for a compromise that would cut spending and raise money by eliminating specific tax breaks.

    The Huffington Post »

  3. floridaelects:

    By Sandra Galleon, student reporter

    Newt Gingrich visited with Jacksonville Mitt Romney supporters July 12.

    The former U.S. House Speaker said, “Volunteers count. If a person cares enough, it sends a message — a signal that is a big deal. It really matters.”

    Ashley Roberts, a UNF student…

    floridaelects »

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