Thursday, April 26, 2012
Fox News is reporting that sources inside his campaign say presidential candidate Newt Gingrich will end his campaign next week.
After losing big to Mitt Romney Tuesday, Georgia's Newt Gingrich plans to formally leave the Republican presidential race next week, according to Fox news. It is also reported that he will "more than likely," endorse Romney when he makes the announcement. The decision comes on the heals of Romney sweeping the five primaries Tuesday, making it statistically impossible for Gingrich to prevent him for garnering the 1,144 delegates needed to secure the nomination. He is expected to complete his North Carolina schedule next week before making the formal announcement on Tuesday. Gingrich, as a native son, was the popular choice in the March 6 primary in Georgia. Statewide Gingrich garnered 47.4 percent of the vote. Last December during a straw…
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Rick Santorum Announced he's dropping out of the presidential race Tuesday. Should Georgia's Newt Gingrich bow out as well?
On Tuesday afternoon, Rick Santorum announced he's suspending his bid for the White House. USA Today reports Santorum said "We made the decision over the weekend to suspend this campaign." He continues,"While this presidential race is over for me, we are not done fighting... We are going to continue to fight for the Americans who stood up and gave us that air under our wings." Santorum said the hospitalization of his daughter Bella Friday night made him stop and think about his role as a parent. Since the former Pennsylvania Senator is suspending his campaign, he still will be able to raise funds. Meanwhile, Georgia's own Newt Gingrich is still on the campaign trail. On Sunday, the Huffington Post reported that Gingrich's campaign is …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Today is Super Tuesday. Here's what you need to know about the candidates before you head to the polls.
Super Tuesday is here and Georgians will head to the polls to say who they want on the Republican ticket for president. Check out Lawrenceville Patch's coverage of the candidates before you head to the voting booth. Newt Gingrich Ron Paul Mitt Romney Rick Santorum Polls are open from 7am until 7pm. Also, Gwinnett County residents will get to vote on whether to allow Sunday alcohol sales in the county. The City of Lawrenceville passed Sunday alcohol sales in the November 2011 elections. And there is a runoff for House District 107. Sample ballots for Republican and Democrat voters are now available. To find your voting location, please visit Georgia's voter information page. Lawrenceville Patch will bring you the results from all of …
Monday, February 20, 2012
GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum spoke to an overflow crowd at First Redeemer Church in Cumming Sunday evening.
Monday, February 20, 2012
GOP contender Rick Santorum capped a weekend of Georgia presidential politics with a spirited rally at First Redeemer Church in Cumming Sunday evening. Santorum railed against President Obama's healthcare initiative, handling of the national debt and stances on moral and constitutional issues. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports the presence of several statewide and Lawrenceville-area lawmakers at the event: Among those who were there: Tim Echols, chairman of the Public Service Commission, who acted as MC; Chuck Eaton, member of the PSC; Ralph Hudgens, state insurance commissioner; state Sens. David Shafer, R-Duluth, state chairman for the Santorum campaign and a native of the candidate’s hometown of Butler, Pa., Renee Unterman, R-…
Saturday, February 18, 2012
In Suwanee, Gingrich calls Georgia crucial to his election hopes.
Updated Feb. 19, 2012 Calling President Obama the "most dangerous president in modern American history," Newt Gingrich made bold statements on the current administration and his presidential plans in a speech Saturday in Suwanee. The talk followed an earlier Gingrich rally Saturday in Forsyth County. The former U.S. House speaker was introduced to the crowd of about 400 people at Collins Hill High by Atlanta-based businessman Herman Cain, who ended his presidential campaign in December and recently threw his support behind Gingrich. Attacking Obama on several fronts, Gingrich said the president "refuses to tell the truth about people who want to hurt us." He said Obama's approach to national defense "is the most destructive unilateral …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
The former candidate also will be on the scene at Collins Hill High.
Herman Cain, the Atlanta-based Republican who ended his presidential bid in December, will appear with Newt Gingrich at Gingrich's campaign appearance Saturday in Suwanee. Cain threw his support behind Gingrich in January. The event will be at at 11:30 a.m. at Collins Hill High (50 Taylor Road, Suwanee.) The event will be open to the public. "(Gingrich) is eager to see good conservatives in Gwinnett," said Susan Meyers, Gingrich's Southeast Communications Director. "Gwinnett is a strong base of support for his campaign." To participate in the Republican precinct meeting Saturday, however, one must be a registered voter and get in line before 10 a.m., Meyers said. Gingrich's appearance in his former home state comes as the March 6 primary …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The GOP presidential candidate will take his campaign to Suwanee Saturday.
Newt Gingrich, casting an eye toward his former home state as Super Tuesday approaches, will make a campaign stop in Suwanee this week. The former U.S. House speaker from Georgia will be at Collins Hill High on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 11:30-12:15. This comes not long after a scheduled stop in Cumming on Saturday, according to a campaign spokesperson. Most major polls show Gingrich running behind Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum in the quest to oppose President Obama in November. A New York Times delegate count shows Ginrich in third place. So Super Tuesday (March 6) takes on added importance, as Georgia and Virginia, now Gingrich's home state, are among the 11 states scheduled to vote that day.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Atlanta campaign chair describes Gingrich's appeal to South Carolina voters.
Former Georgia congressman Newt Gingrich won the South Carolina primary on Saturday. Unofficial election results showed Gingrich with 40 percent of the vote. Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney was in second place at 28 percent, and Rick Santorum, former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania, in third place with 17 percent. "Newt's victory Saturday night in South Carolina is the result of focusing on jobs, conservative values, and his vision for historic change in the relationship between the federal government and its citizens," said Angelic Moore, Gingrich's Atlanta campaign chair. "He has always consistently talked about America's future as a congressman, Speaker of the House, and now as a presidential candidate. That is what appealed …
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Former Speaker of the House first to appear in a series of forums featuring U.S. presidential candidates hosted by Seventh District Committee of the Georgia Republican Party. The forum was presented at the Gwinnett Place Marriott in Duluth.
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Newt Gingrich outlined his plan to renew and transform the country with the help of the people during a forum Wednesday (Nov. 2) at the Gwinnett Place Marriott in Duluth. His 21st Century Contract for America is a larger version of the 20th Century Contract for America. The hour-long forum was presented by the Seventh District Committee of the Georgia Republican Party. Jason Thompson of Suwanee, who currently chairs the committee, welcomed an estimated 300 attendees. B.J. Van Gundy of Norcross, who served as chairman of the Gwinnett Republican Party when Gingrich was Speaker of the U.S. House and a former Seventh District Committee chairman, introduced Gingrich. Gingrich was the first to reply to an …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Georgia Republican Party's Seventh District Committee begins hosting series of presidential candidate forums Nov. 2.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Newt Gingrich will be featured in the first of a series of presidential candidate forums the Seventh District Committee of the Georgia Republican Party will begin hosting Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 6-7 p.m. at the Gwinnett Place Marriott in Duluth. Gingrich announced in May 2011 he would run for President in the 2012 election. "We have an important decision to make, and we wanted to provide a format that would give the voters in Georgia an up-close and personal opportunity to meet and hear candidates in person, instead of just on television, said Seventh District GOP Chairman Jason Thompson in announcing the forum. "We have invited all Republican primary presidential candidates to come and speak at an open town-hall format that will feature …