Newt Gingrich has replaced his campaign manager and is laying off a third of his staff, but has vowed to continue his bid for the Republicanpresidential nomination, despite overwhelming evidence that the party no longer wants him to run.
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“The campaign is being redesigned to make it convention ready,” spokesman R.C. Hammond said. “Speaker Gingrich is committed to going all the way to Tampa.”
Tampa, Florida, hosts the party’s national convention in August.
Newt Gingrich at a political conference in Orlando, Florida. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Most Republicans would like to see Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul drop their bids for the presidential nomination, according to a new CNN/ORC poll.
Six in 10 Republicans say Mr. Gingrich should drop out of the race. Sixty-one percent say Rep. Paul should drop out.
Most Republicans don’t want former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum to end his campaign for the nomination, the survey reveals.
Mitt Romney continues to be the favorite choice among respondents, with 36% supporting the former governor from Massachusetts, up from 32% in February.
Most Republicans also say their party’s nomination should be determined by the primaries and caucuses and not at the convention in August.
Republican strategists confirmed Friday there are now only four songs in the entirety of recorded music that GOP candidates are legally permitted to use.
“Currently, the only artists who have not issued court injunctions against Republicans for playing a song on the campaign trail are Kid Rock and Barry Manilow,” said John Brabender, a senior strategist for Rick Santorum, adding that he “wouldn’t be surprised” if Manilow’s lawyer already has a cease-and-desist letter in the mail. “The only options left are in the public domain. So it’s looking more and more likely that the Santorum campaign will make ‘Turkey In The Straw’ the official anthem of its White House run.”
According to sources, Mitt Romney took the stage during a Wisconsin campaign event Thursday with “Jimmy Crack Corn” blaring from gymnasium speakers.
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Rick Santorum has won the Mississippi Republican primary.
Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney are in a close battle for second.
Thirty-seven of the forty Mississippi delegates are tied to the primary, and the state will award those delegates proportionally.
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Rick Santorum has won the Alabama Republican primary.
Forty-seven of Alabama’s fifty delegates are tied to the primary, and the state will award those delegates proportionally.
Mr. Santorum, coming off a win in Kansas on Saturday, got a boost in the battle to be the alternative to Mitt Romney by beating Newt Gingrich on his home turf.
Mississippi is also holding a primary today, and Hawaii and American Samoa are holding caucuses.
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Mitt Romney has won the Hawaii Republican caucuses.
Seventeen of the twenty Hawaii delegates are tied to the caucuses, and the state will award those delegates proportionally.
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Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney edged past former senator Rick Santorum to win the critical Ohio Republican primary Tuesday.
The candidates had taken turns showing meager leads late into the night, and both spoke to their supporters without declaring victory.
Both candidates had crisscrossed the Buckeye State in recent days, making their pitches to voters.
Former House speaker Newt Gingrich
focused his energy on Georgia, the state he represented in Congress and that he carried by a large margin Tuesday night.
Texas Representative Ron Paul spent election night in North Dakota.
Despite the uncertainty, Santorum took to the Steubenville High School stage Tuesday evening to declare his campaign was not going away anytime soon.
Mr. Santorum added Tennessee, North Dakota and Oklahoma to his tally of victories Tuesday night and credited his scrappy campaign’s message for the series of victories across the country over the past two months.
Mr. Romney also carried Alaska, Idaho, Vermont, Virginia and Massachusetts.
Ohio, one of ten states that voted on Tuesday, has sixty-six delegates up for grabs.
Mr. Santorum will be ineligible for some of those delegates because he failed to qualify for the ballot in some Ohio congressional districts, including the one where his victory party was held Tuesday night.