The Other McCain

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FEC Reports: Gingrich Campaign Ended March With More Than $4.3 Million Debt UPDATE: ‘State of Confusion’ Over Gingrich’s North Carolina Schedule

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign finished March with debts of more than $4.3 million, according to his report released to the Federal Election Commisssion today. Gingrich’s monthly fundraising fell by 35% in March, declining to $1.7 million from the $2.6 million he raised in February, but his campaign’s spending declined more slowly, to $2.0 million […]

The Fox Factor: Newt, Sarah, Mitt, Rick, Bias and ‘The Mother of All Spin-Jobs’

Newt Gingrich tells the truth: During a meeting with 18 Delaware Tea Party leaders here on Wednesday, Newt Gingrich lambasted FOX News Channel, accusing the cable network of having been in the tank for Mitt Romney from the beginning of the Republican presidential fight. An employee himself of the news outlet as recently as last […]

Memo From the National Affairs Desk: Foreboding Gloom Pervades Vanuatu

“After having destroyed every conservative that came on the scene, you can’t say ‘You have to line up behind me.’ No, no, no. Conservatives are not going to jump until they hear where Governor Romney wants to take everybody.” – Richard Viguerie, veteran conservative leader “I still think Mitt’s electability is a myth and a […]

Blaming Citizens United For Gingrich Is Like Blaming Kel-Tec For Trayvon Martin

by Smitty Possibly too soon for the analogy, but this bit from Adam Clancy at The American Interest is really that off-putting (emphasis mine): But as Gingrich found out all it now takes is the support of one billionaire to keep your campaign alive indefinitely. For Gingrich, that billionaire is the casino magnate Sheldon Adelson […]

Nate Silver, the Experts and … Me

From Matt Welch’s article about dinosaur media: In 2008, a 30-year-old baseball stat nerd looked at the reams of public research product churned out by the nation’s 1,500-plus daily newspapers, and concluded that, though “there is nearly as much data as there is for first basemen,” the “understanding has lagged behind.” So Nate Silver launched […]

Predictable: Gingrich Admits He Owes More Than $4 Million Campaign Debt

“In January, Gingrich spent everything he raised, and more, and finished the month with debts nearly equal to his cash-on-hand figure. Newt’s campaign was essentially broke after the Florida primary Jan. 31.” – Robert Stacy McCain, Feb. 21 “Question 1: How much did Newt raise in February? Question 2: What was his campaign’s cash-on-hand and […]

Memo From the National Affairs Desk: Eyewitness to History in Florida

Newt Gingrich in Fort Myers, Florida, Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 “Well, it’s past 2:30 now, so I’d better get over to the airport. Let’s hope the Gingrich people don’t sic the cops on me.” – Robert Stacy McCain, Jan. 30, 2012 How many readers remember the day I covered a Newt Gingrich rally in Fort […]

The Last Nail in Newt’s Coffin
UPDATE: Conservative Leaders Huddle With Santorum, Seek Deal With Newt

Creditors will get pennies on the dollar: Newt Gingrich’s health-care think tank has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The Center for Health Transformation, which has offices in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, and St. Louis, plans to liquidate its assets, according to a filing Wednesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Atlanta. . . . The center listed […]

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