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Newt Gingrich won't appear on Missouri ballot
Chicago Tribune ^ | 11-22-11 | Paul West

Posted on 11/22/2011 5:59:07 PM PST by STARWISE

*snip*

The former House speaker, who is putting a campaign organization together on the fly, failed to qualify for the contest in the Show Me State.

According to the Missouri Secretary of State's office, Gingrich did not file the necessary papers as of Tuesday's 5 p.m. deadline. That means his name will not be on the Feb. 7 ballot.

The filing requirements are not particularly onerous. A $1,000 check and some paperwork are all that's needed.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: ballot; gingrich; missouri; mo; newt; newtgingrich
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Very strange snafu ...
1 posted on 11/22/2011 5:59:10 PM PST by STARWISE
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To: STARWISE

its called a write in vote


2 posted on 11/22/2011 6:00:47 PM PST by mriguy67
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To: mriguy67

Also known as the .5% vote.


3 posted on 11/22/2011 6:03:23 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: STARWISE

I believe the meme against Cain when he messes up is that he is not ready to be president.


4 posted on 11/22/2011 6:04:02 PM PST by Ingtar
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To: STARWISE

Wow...pretty big mistake.....makes one wonder about his campaign management

If he can’t got his own name on the ballot ....where there is smoke there is fire


5 posted on 11/22/2011 6:04:24 PM PST by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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To: STARWISE

He forgot to zip his fly? Goodness. That’s just embarrassing.


6 posted on 11/22/2011 6:06:38 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: STARWISE

There’s an argument here in favor of organizational proficiency. Is anyone really running for President or are they all just place holding for Romney’s eventual ascendancy.

This is totally amateur. Day one you insure you’re on the ballots.


7 posted on 11/22/2011 6:06:53 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: mriguy67; All

I know .. and no delegates result from that
primary, but still I would think a momentum
diffuser that an earnest candidate would
avoid.


8 posted on 11/22/2011 6:08:38 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

Hope he gets registered in the remaining 56 states. ;-)


9 posted on 11/22/2011 6:21:16 PM PST by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote)
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To: STARWISE

I heard that Herman Cain won all the MO Tea Party straw polls. Go Herman Cain!


10 posted on 11/22/2011 6:21:30 PM PST by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge)
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To: Paperdoll

I’m glad to see that Herman Cain hasn’t written off Michigan is it seems to be traditional to do.


11 posted on 11/22/2011 6:23:48 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Ingtar

Every big of the ‘meme’ about Cain is because the Obama owned media is scared to death that can beat Obama, that’s what all the ‘meme’ is about.


12 posted on 11/22/2011 6:25:43 PM PST by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge)
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To: STARWISE

Doesn’t sound like Newt is very serious about becoming the president, does it?


13 posted on 11/22/2011 6:31:35 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: STARWISE

so which is worse... pausing for a few seconds before answering a foreign policy question... or forgetting to actually get on the ballot in one of the US states?


14 posted on 11/22/2011 6:31:55 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Cain 2012!)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

TBBT?


15 posted on 11/22/2011 6:32:37 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: cripplecreek

Oh, CC, he wouldn’t do that just because Mitt’s dad was governor of Michigan at one time. He’s not afraid to tred where angels fear to tred, because the angels are tredding with Herman Cain. :o)


16 posted on 11/22/2011 6:36:21 PM PST by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

The first one. The candidates themselves don’t actually file, they have people that are supposed to do that.


17 posted on 11/22/2011 6:39:16 PM PST by PghBaldy (War Powers Res: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/warpower.asp)
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To: doc1019

LOL ...


18 posted on 11/22/2011 6:39:20 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: Paperdoll

The Romney spell is wearing off as the old timers die off. He still has the GOP elites in the state but we little people noticed that Mitt stepped over the people on his way to the cash register.

Herman Cain spent a couple days talking to the people.


19 posted on 11/22/2011 6:43:31 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: STARWISE

Yeah, but he’s such a good debater. lol. Looks like the genius couldn’t get into a flea market for the paperwork involved.


20 posted on 11/22/2011 6:44:14 PM PST by Huck (LIBERTY is the object.)
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To: STARWISE

It would seem to be a highly stupid, and potentially fatal, bid to become the nominee and fail to ensure that you’re on each state.

Imagine if it did come down to Gingrich and Romney and they were tied, but Gingrich lost because of this one error.


21 posted on 11/22/2011 6:45:26 PM PST by Jonty30
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To: Huck

If I were a conspiratorialist, I’d suggest that maybe Gingrich really wasn’t running, but trying to take away support from another candidate so that the other candidate wouldn’t get the nomination.


22 posted on 11/22/2011 6:47:07 PM PST by Jonty30
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To: STARWISE
And Now for the Rest of the Story

No delegates will be awarded in the Mo primary. It's a beauty contest. The state Republican Party will hold caucuses in March to award delegates.

Not making excuses for Newt. Just simply trying to give the full story.

23 posted on 11/22/2011 6:49:04 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: katiedidit1

Your home state. Guess you can write him in :)


24 posted on 11/22/2011 6:50:34 PM PST by upchuck (Rerun: Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: TBBT

More moronic anti-Newt hysteria.

Newt’s team failed to get his name on a ballot that will produce zero delegates! Oh my gosh! Whatever will he do?!?!?!?!?!?!

Yawn.


25 posted on 11/22/2011 6:50:45 PM PST by TitansAFC (Doug Hoffman says it's good to support Newt, so stop being mad on his behalf when he doesn't want it)
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To: STARWISE

This is not what you would expect from a candidate who is serious about winning.

It is what you would expect from a “stalking horse” type of candidate, who is being paid off to draw conservative votes away from other candidates. Who knows?

Maybe Gingrich is just air headed, or it was just an oversight. But it sure is strange.


26 posted on 11/22/2011 6:54:26 PM PST by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately---reason serves faith.)
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To: STARWISE

Sounds like someone is playing politics.


27 posted on 11/22/2011 6:54:29 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of our Troops PRAY for their VICTORY!)
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To: TitansAFC

Why zero delegates?


28 posted on 11/22/2011 6:55:45 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of our Troops PRAY for their VICTORY!)
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To: STARWISE

The couch is doing him in. What a visual error.


29 posted on 11/22/2011 6:58:45 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: STARWISE

looks like the RINO’s aim is to split the conservative vote by making the right noises so that Mittens gets nominated.


30 posted on 11/22/2011 7:01:12 PM PST by JimWayne
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To: Indy Pendance; STARWISE

Got it...Missouri Republican party has decided to run caucuses at the congressional district, regional, and state levels.

Delegates will be chose at each of those. There is no statewide vote being taken.


31 posted on 11/22/2011 7:01:20 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of our Troops PRAY for their VICTORY!)
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To: reasonisfaith
This is not what you would expect from a candidate who is serious about winning. It is what you would expect from a “stalking horse” type of candidate, who is being paid off to draw conservative votes away from other candidates. Who knows?

I had the same thought when I saw this post. I think you are correct. This guy is a RINO fraud who is not interested in winning. He wants to make sure that Mittens wins this.

32 posted on 11/22/2011 7:03:07 PM PST by JimWayne
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To: PghBaldy

so basically your saying he isn’t smart enough to hire people to actually get him on the ballot?

lol

that sounds much better!

lol


33 posted on 11/22/2011 7:04:06 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Cain 2012!)
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To: STARWISE

Looks like it’s time for a new wife.


34 posted on 11/22/2011 7:06:56 PM PST by UncleSam (Palinista,Paulite,Trumper, Birther,Proofer,TeaParty-Northside,RackHead and yesterday,called a Moron.)
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To: STARWISE

lol. That’s not a good sign for his organizational skills


35 posted on 11/22/2011 7:10:31 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: FreeReign

Yeah, I said that up thread,
but I still think lost momentum
could be a real factor that a
candidate would want to avoid.


36 posted on 11/22/2011 7:11:45 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

Missouri’s caucus is March 17. The February “primary” is a straw poll-like beauty contest and does not correlate to delegates.


37 posted on 11/22/2011 7:14:35 PM PST by order66.exe
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To: All
Newt is not having a good day. Along with not getting on the ballot, he really stepped into it tonight on amnesty.


38 posted on 11/22/2011 7:19:58 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: All; STARWISE

“A $1,000 check and some paperwork are all that’s needed.”

Some of these candidates have dummies running their campaign, or are their workers moles?


39 posted on 11/22/2011 7:22:20 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: mriguy67

Good luck with that. I don’t think he will be a contender by that point anyway.


40 posted on 11/22/2011 7:22:30 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: STARWISE

Well then, conservatives in the Show-Me state are going to have to rally to Cain and give him the victory in order to deny those delegates to Romney.


41 posted on 11/22/2011 7:22:42 PM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Mittt Romney - he lacks the courage of his absence of convictions .)
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To: order66.exe

See above.


42 posted on 11/22/2011 7:23:50 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: FreeReign
What a spoilsport you are. Just when all the infants were getting their didies in a twist to leak on daddy Gingrich, you come along and remind them of what idiot children they all are. Bad adult, bad!.
43 posted on 11/22/2011 7:26:10 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry
I read in the newspaper that Cain filed in MO within hours of the office opening, and Mittens' papers were filed by a big list of RINO's, to include Senator Blunt a few hours later.

Great. I hope the fix is not in for Mittens in the show-me state. Show-me what who controls the delegates, then, if not a primary vote....interesting.

44 posted on 11/22/2011 7:33:42 PM PST by elk
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To: xzins; All
The Feb. 7 Missouri Primary is required by law, but no delegates to the national convention will be awarded because of it. Delegates to the national convention will be elected at Missouri state-wide caucuses on Saturday, March 17.

Because of rules agreed to by both major parties, all but a few states will be penalized by a reduction in national convention delegates if they hold their primaries before March 1. By law, Missouri's is in February; the state legislature didn't approve a move of the primary to March (another series of bungles), so the state Republican Party had to call for and approve caucuses. Hence, the March 17 caucuses will choose the state's delegates to the national convention.

The February 7 primary is a very expensive beauty contest - straw poll - and nothing more. The results that matter will come during the March 17 caucuses.

45 posted on 11/22/2011 7:33:51 PM PST by Prov3456
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To: PghBaldy

What do you mean? Herman Cain went up to New Hampshire and successfully filed his own delegate list.


46 posted on 11/22/2011 7:35:05 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Prov3456

Thanks, Prov3456.

So Newt’s choice makes sense.


47 posted on 11/22/2011 7:37:04 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True Supporters of our Troops PRAY for their VICTORY!)
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To: STARWISE

Well, it isn’t the delegate contest, but still seems odd.

I’m worried about candidates here in Virginia, just because I’ve only seen one petition yet, for Herman Cain (I signed it, of course). I’ve even sent e-mails to several campaigns, and now Gingrich sends me lots of e-mails, but still nothing about getting petitions.

In 2008, Duncan Hunter failed to get enough signatures.


48 posted on 11/22/2011 7:39:28 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks STARWISE.


49 posted on 11/22/2011 7:42:32 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
Well, it isn’t the delegate contest, but still seems odd.

Yes, the MO delegate contest is later in the campaign cycle.

I would add that Newt lags in funding.

No sense Newt spending his precious little money campaigning in MO in early February where he can't earn delegates.

50 posted on 11/22/2011 7:50:51 PM PST by FreeReign
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