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Gingrich ends campaign, no endorsement for Romney

May 2, 2012

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— Newt Gingrich can now call himself a former presidential candidate.

As expected, the former House speaker has bowed out of the Republican presidential contest just short of a year after getting into the race. He did not immediately endorse Mitt Romney, the likely GOP nominee.

After losing contests in five states last week, Gingrich said it was clear that Romney would be the nominee and he signaled that his own topsy-turvy campaign had reached its end.

Gingrich now has the added challenges of rebuilding his image as a one-man GOP idea machine and paying off at least $4.5 million in campaign debt.

Joined by his wife for the announcement in Arlington, Va., Gingrich described the campaign as "an amazing year" for his entire family.

Comments

yourworstnightmare 3 years, 4 months ago

Shoot. Gingrich was so much fun.

Plenty of fun still to be had with the Romneys, though.

Popcorn, anyone?

bevy 3 years, 4 months ago

Well at least Ron Paul is still in the running. That should keep things interesting. But no colony on the moon! Dangit.

Carol Bowen 3 years, 4 months ago

I wouldn't expect Newt to endorse Mitt after all Mitt's negative ads targeting him during the primary.

yourworstnightmare 3 years, 4 months ago

Yes, Newt is such a delicate flower and would never, ever do that to political opponents.

tolawdjk 3 years, 4 months ago

I would expect him to endorse MItt is Mitt promised to help retire some of that 4.5 million that is outstanding.

I'm sorry, but running up $4.5 million in debt is not something that any Republican wants any other Republican to have hanging around in an era when fiscal responsibility is the message.

I know it isn't Mitt's debt, but the Democrats will use this.

KS 3 years, 4 months ago

Funny! The KCStar indicated an ensorsement of Romney.

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