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Gingrich, with campaign $4 million in debt, to abandon presidential run on Wednesday

May 2, 2012

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— As Newt Gingrich prepared to abandon his presidential bid, President Barack Obama saw it as an opportunity to swipe at Mitt Romney.

Obama's re-election campaign on Wednesday released an 80-second web video of clips from the Republican primaries in which Gingrich criticizes Romney — Obama's likely Republican opponent — on issues from immigration to his tenure as a venture capitalist.

"Newt Gingrich: Frankly, not Mitt Romney's biggest supporter," says the ad's tagline.

Gingrich planned to formally announce Wednesday afternoon that he is suspending his campaign.

The former House speaker won primaries in just two states — South Carolina and Georgia, which he represented in Congress for 20 years.

His campaign also has reported more than $4 million in debt.

Comments

Matthew Herbert 2 years, 4 months ago

Gingrich was still in it? Huh....I thought he dropped out 2 months ago when his 15 minutes of fame ended and he quietly and quickly ceased to be relevant.

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Steve Jacob 2 years, 4 months ago

I am very interested on how the convention will be. I know they hate Obama, but Romney is just not trusted among tea party conservatives. I can see many of those voters staying home election day.

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KEITHMILES05 2 years, 4 months ago

Tea party people have lost their luster. Nothing to them now.

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Quantrillsghost 2 years, 4 months ago

Anybody knows who will pay the $4,000,000.00 debt? Anyhow, old Newt must have a huge ego to think he could win after the polictical fiasco he had in the 90's, did he think Americans were so dumb that we wouldn't forget?

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