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INSIDE WASHINGTON: Gingrich brews up buzz, profits
AP ^ | 10/01/2010 | BEN EVANS

Posted on 10/01/2010 3:48:13 PM PDT by iowamark

WASHINGTON — Newt Gingrich may be running for the Republican presidential nomination. Or maybe he is just running all the way to the bank.

The wonkish former House speaker and unofficial Republican pundit in chief is tossing around provocative commentary and juicy hints about running for president, making sure he's in the mix as his party begins sorting out its field for the 2012 election.

It appears to be working, extending a remarkable staying power that has made Gingrich an A-list fixture on the Republican scene more than a decade after he resigned from office amid political setbacks. It's also made him rich, with a sprawling empire of commercial and nonprofit ventures that often intersect, blurring the boundaries of his public and private roles.

Gingrich, who stepped down as speaker at the relatively young age of 55, is certainly not the first to cash in on a political career. But he has blazed a path unlike any other, essentially taking on the role of a politician without the hassles of holding office.

He runs a communications firm, a production company and a handful of advocacy groups. He makes documentaries and self-improvement videos, commands fees of at least $40,000 per speech and provides paid commentary on Fox News — often cross-promoting his projects through various media...

His flagship political operation, a tax-exempt conservative group called American Solutions for Winning the Future, has spent at least $2.2 million over the past two years on private jets and executive chauffeur services.

Overall, the group has spent nearly all of the $20 million it has raised over that period on administrative and travel expenses...

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TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: newtgingrich
His flagship political operation, a tax-exempt conservative group called American Solutions for Winning the Future, has spent at least $2.2 million over the past two years on private jets and executive chauffeur services.

Overall, the group has spent nearly all of the $20 million it has raised over that period on administrative and travel expenses.

I know this is just an AP hit piece, but I hope that that is not true.

1 posted on 10/01/2010 3:48:16 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: iowamark

Newt is GOP slick Willie.....


2 posted on 10/01/2010 3:53:53 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: iowamark

Scroll down the page about halfway to see the expenditures:

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/527/american-solutions-for-winning-the-future.asp


3 posted on 10/01/2010 3:55:24 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: iowamark

Associated Propaganda!


4 posted on 10/01/2010 3:56:26 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (counter revolutionary)
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To: iowamark

Newt BLEW it when after he led the pubbie revolution he allowed it to spend WAAAAY too much of my money and I will not forget or forgive.
You ain’t gonna get the nomination insider boy. Sooo go make some more commercials with hillary and pelosi.


5 posted on 10/01/2010 3:57:14 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Less gubmint is best gubmint.)
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To: iowamark

***His flagship political operation, a tax-exempt conservative group***

Did you think the group made widgets???

A political action group is purely PR - meeting, greeting, schmoozing and encouraging/advising candidates with the right philosphy to run for office or support those who do.


6 posted on 10/01/2010 3:57:24 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God's redemption.)
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To: iowamark

Unelectable.


7 posted on 10/01/2010 3:57:44 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: iowamark
conservative group called American Solutions

Conservative? We know that isn't true. Newt 'the conservative era is over' guy? AP, again, spewing propaganda to pick the GOP candidate.
8 posted on 10/01/2010 4:02:06 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

“Unelectable.”

Thank God. He is a swine. He is no conservative. Another Karl Rove.


9 posted on 10/01/2010 4:03:17 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: iowamark
He runs a communications firm, a production company and a handful of advocacy groups. He makes documentaries and self-improvement videos, commands fees of at least $40,000 per speech ...

yeah, as opposed to Al Gore who..oh wait..nevermind !
10 posted on 10/01/2010 4:05:23 PM PDT by stylin19a (Never buy a putter until you first get a chance to throw it)
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To: Frantzie

.....He is swine....

You got that right....in spades.


11 posted on 10/01/2010 4:07:16 PM PDT by mono
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To: iowamark

According to AP, Newt’s sinister plan is:

1. Brew up buzz
2. ?
3. Profit

LOL@AP!


12 posted on 10/01/2010 4:08:12 PM PDT by counterpunch (End the Government Monopoly!)
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To: iowamark

note to all political wannabees with experience in DC

... it is your experience in DC that IMO disqualifies you

it is going to take all new blood in there .. if we can even keep it


13 posted on 10/01/2010 4:09:36 PM PDT by SF_Redux
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To: iowamark

Oh brother. AP working overtime to generate heat under Gingrich whilst Rome burns.


14 posted on 10/01/2010 4:13:21 PM PDT by GVnana (I'm a Mama Grizzly)
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To: iowamark
I will no more vote for him than for MR. They both need to shut up and go away.

That said, AP stinks in its "reporting".

15 posted on 10/01/2010 4:14:00 PM PDT by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: Brices Crossroads

FYI — you may be interested in this. I’m going to be very interested in whether Craig Shirley’s upcoming bio of Gingrich is an honest portrayal.


16 posted on 10/01/2010 4:15:16 PM PDT by Al B.
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To: Al B.

“Marianne and I, I meant Calista and I ...”


17 posted on 10/01/2010 4:43:43 PM PDT by rashley (Rashley)
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To: iowamark

New is bad news, but it’s still the Asspress. They have no interest whatsoever in Democrat foibles.


18 posted on 10/01/2010 4:46:05 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: All

Correction: meant “Newt is bad news...”


19 posted on 10/01/2010 4:49:42 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: iowamark

Keep dreaming, AP. Gingrich is DOA.


20 posted on 10/01/2010 4:51:05 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: iowamark

” Overall, the group has spent nearly all of the $20 million it has raised over that period on administrative and travel expenses.

I know this is just an AP hit piece, but I hope that that is not true. “

That’s the least of Newt’s tricks. Here’s an article today about his hispanic outreach...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2599911/posts?page=10#10

Stick with Newt, and you will get nothing more than AMNESTY, global warming nonsense, etc. Gingrich is a JAR...Just Another Rino.

Don’t fall for his double talk...he pushed Bush’s amnesty, going so far as to pen a letter to the WSJ with Norquist, Tamar Jacoby, etc...ALL open border proponents.

TheAmericano. com - some heavy duty (in Spanish) hispandering! http://theamericano.com/

[snip]The Americano is a bilingual site that offers a different take on news and opinion. It looks to offer a more balanced view on all the issues that concern American Hispanics today, while celebrating the richness of Hispanic Heritage. It is a place where people can express themselves and read about similar traditional principles.

We have gathered a fantastic group of journalists and experts to offer you smart information on all the important aspects of Hispanic life.

The Americano is a company of Gingrich Communications.

Why the name, The Americano?

******Our site is inclusive of all americanos that have come to live to the United States.********(ALL of ‘em...legal or not!) Whether you are first, second, third or fourth generation Hispanic- or whether you speak English or Spanish or both- our content is catered to what unites us all which is our American Hispanic Heritage.
http://theamericano.com/about-us/
That site takes you here: http://www.newt.org/paralatinos

Why Newt might be the GOP’s savior among Latinos

Marisa Treviño de LatinaLista.net escribe sobre las múltiples iniciativas de Newt que buscan acercarse y crear un diálogo con los hispanos. Para Latinos, TheAmericano.com, y The Americano First Annual Hispanic Forum son tres excelentes ejemplos.


21 posted on 10/01/2010 5:24:31 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: iowamark

Newt Gingrich has “0”, I repeat “0”, as in “ZERO”, chance of becoming President of this country!


22 posted on 10/01/2010 5:42:19 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Show me what Obama brought that was new and there you will find things only radical and destructive.)
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To: rashley

“Marianne and I, I meant Calista and I ...”

&&
Is that really a quote from him?


23 posted on 10/01/2010 5:54:00 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: Bigg Red

No, not to my knowledge, but it could be. The first time I heard him talk about “Calista and I,” I remember wondering: Whatever happened to “Marianne and I...?”


24 posted on 10/01/2010 6:13:25 PM PDT by rashley (Rashley)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

“Unelectable.”

I agree.


25 posted on 10/01/2010 6:28:58 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: iowamark

of course it is true - newt cheats...on his wives and on the people that support him!! Newt Cheats. NEWT CHEATS.


26 posted on 10/01/2010 6:54:38 PM PDT by q_an_a (a)
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To: q_an_a

I’ve always believed that Newt betrayed the 1994 Republican revolution because Hillary had his FBI file revealing he was banging his admin asst instead of his wife.

He sure was a puppet to the Clintons.

God, Newt sucks.


27 posted on 10/01/2010 7:09:52 PM PDT by american_ranger
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To: american_ranger

Newt’s time has come and gone. Lets move on. DeMint for President.


28 posted on 10/02/2010 2:09:17 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2
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