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Newt Gingrich’s California Factor
abc ^ | Feb 17, 2012 3:08am | Elicia Dover

Posted on 02/17/2012 1:08:45 PM PST by Red Steel

LOS ANGELES – When Newt Gingrich announced he would be spending the majority of the week in California it was assumed the candidate, who is low on funds, was heading west to collect money.

While Gingrich’s California political director said fundraising this week likely pushed the campaign to its $2 million goal in the state since the beginning of the campaign, there is another strategy is in the works to rack up votes as the state awards proportional delegates for the first time.

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Gingrich has long said he’s in the race until the convention, even saying Thursday his goal was “to go to Tampa.”

California awards 172 delegates, and was a winner-take-all state in previous Republican presidential primary elections. This election cycle the state will award proportional delegates for the first time, and delegates are bound based on a win in one of the 53 congressional districts. Each district awards three delegates, and an additional 10 at-large delegates are bound to the state-wide winner.

“If you win a couple of congressional districts, you get can get as many as you would have gotten in New Hampshire just out of two congressional delegates,” Schroeder said. “So everything’s going to change in terms of how California’s campaigned to. We’ll be campaigned to like we’re several different states.”

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“Most of them are either Asian, African American or Hispanic. And so you’re going to see for the first time presidential candidates aggressively campaigning to Asians, blacks and Hispanics in California, because they can win significant numbers of delegates,” Schroeder said.

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Gingrich said today his trip to California was a success

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“I hope to leave with affection, votes, fond memories and money, all of those things coming together,” Gingrich said.

Gingrich heads back to California on Feb. 25

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TOPICS: Editorial; US: California
KEYWORDS: 2012; ca2012; delegates; gingrich; newt

1 posted on 02/17/2012 1:08:52 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: onyx; Jim Robinson; TitansAFC

California or BUST!

GO NEWT!


2 posted on 02/17/2012 1:13:51 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: Red Steel

I do not know much about California.

From the Cook Report, there appears to be 34 CD’s of what I would call the Soviet Un-, er, liberal districts, most likely to vote for Romney, Fiorina, Whittman, etc.

There’s about 19 CD’s that seem normal and contain the most Republican parts of the state. In theory, Santorum or Gingrich is probably playing for these 57 delegates. Anything like that, especially as late as June 5th will be very important. Because June 5th, along with NJ, is going to be considered a mini-Super Tuesday with 2 contests Romney would be projected to win, with SD merged in there. If I’m Texas, I would really consider sticking the TX primary on June 5 if they’re going to wait it out, because that would make that date even bigger than Super Tuesday.

After June 5, UT goes two weeks later and we know that’s no contest there.


3 posted on 02/17/2012 1:17:04 PM PST by parksstp (I pick Rick! (If he's good enough for Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh, he's good enough for me))
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To: Red Steel

Rock on Newt. All the way to Tampa.


4 posted on 02/17/2012 1:21:44 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Red Steel

I didn’t even hear about this until after it was over. Doesn’t Newt send email invites for these things?

Hell, I could have seen him and ponied up some more.


5 posted on 02/17/2012 1:25:39 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Red Steel

$250 was all it he was asking for? Putz, send me an invite.


6 posted on 02/17/2012 1:28:12 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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7 posted on 02/17/2012 1:41:48 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Red Steel; kalee; TitansAFC; LuvFreeRepublic; Sea Parrot; SweetCaroline; matthew fuller; ...


Newt Gingrich for President Ping List!
Newt.org

8 posted on 02/17/2012 2:32:02 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Vendome

Oh no! I’m so sorry!

Aren’t you on his email list? I am and I had notice.


9 posted on 02/17/2012 2:34:34 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx

I should be and I’m a big supporter. I’m going to tap out on my contributions and then look for any other way to send my man to 1600 Penn.


10 posted on 02/17/2012 2:38:29 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

Go to Newt.org to get on the email list and sign up for notifications. At the bottom of the page is a contact tab. Leave a message or sign up to help in any way you can.


11 posted on 02/17/2012 2:39:45 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: Vendome; RonDog

I feel sad about this. I know I pinged the list to his CA schedule, because I pinged Ron Dog first. He’s in the Los Angeles area and usually motivates or tries to gather the Los Angles/ Southern CA FReepers for various events. I don’t think he replied.


12 posted on 02/17/2012 2:44:31 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx

Got this info this morning. Please put this out on the Newt Ping list for those that want to volunteer and get more info.

http://newtsnetwork.com/activism/pb/default.aspx

http://newtsnetwork.com/default.aspx

I fussed at them this morning, their Communications Dept is letting them down. They need more help!


13 posted on 02/17/2012 2:45:17 PM PST by georgiagirl_pam (Step One: SECURE YOUR DOOR! (it will give you time to get your gun!) mysafedoor.com)
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To: georgiagirl_pam; TitansAFC; Jim Robinson

Thank you very much, georgiagirl_pam!!!

Maybe TitansAFC will post a separate thread and ping Newt Gingrich’s List.

FReepers are the absolute best Grassroots Activists!

It’s what we do. Grassroots is us!

GO NEWT!!!!


14 posted on 02/17/2012 2:50:46 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: georgiagirl_pam

15 posted on 02/17/2012 2:53:01 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Red Steel

GO NEWT GO—it’s about the survival of our country!!


16 posted on 02/17/2012 3:08:16 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO--itÂ’s about the survival of our country!!)
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To: onyx

Now that would make for a great bumpersticker!!! Love it!!


17 posted on 02/17/2012 4:22:27 PM PST by caww
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To: parksstp

Hmmm...... 34 neglected districts with 102 delegates...interesting.

I’m not sure why districts with virtually no Republicans get the same number of delegates as those districts with hundreds of thousands of Republicans. It’s the same in my state, and I don’t understand the rationale behind it...they should give one per district and then divvy the rest based on GOP registration or GOP turnout at the previous election. Anyway, for a clever guy like Newt it does present some opportunities, as it also does in some other states.


18 posted on 02/17/2012 4:30:10 PM PST by cookcounty (Newt 2012: ---> Because he got it DONE.)
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To: onyx

Put me on your list. I’m in NorCal but could drive to LA and other parts.


19 posted on 02/17/2012 4:32:04 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: cookcounty

I’ve seen some states that do give a range of delegates depending on how Republican the district is.


20 posted on 02/17/2012 4:42:59 PM PST by JediJones (Just say NO to the MittRick system! Disenfranchise the establishment!)
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California delegate rich but electorally college poor for Republicans.


21 posted on 02/17/2012 5:20:09 PM PST by RBStealth
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To: hoosiermama
I understand Newt's superpac has been replenished. This is good news for the party, and ultimately for the Nation. The contours of the democrat hate offensive against Santorum are now clear, and it is equally clear that Little Ricky is totally unprepared to deal with it. America will be needing Newt as never before. In a few weeks that will be unmistakeably clear.
22 posted on 02/17/2012 5:45:06 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard
It is good news. Plus the two million from CA which was the campaigns target amount.

I agree with your post one hundred percent.

Have related it to going into an ice cream store. Tasting all the samples, then ordering a double dip of an old favorite.

23 posted on 02/17/2012 6:38:56 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: hinckley buzzard
"I understand Newt's superpac has been replenished. "

It's too bad SuperPac money can ONLY be spent on negative campaigning (Not allowed to actually advocate for a named candidate).

I wonder if SuperPacs could get away with advocating positions that the candidate has spoken clearly about? For a strong example, what if Cain were still in and a SuperPac was going on endlessly about how wonderful "9-9-9" is without ever actually mentioning Herman Cain by name. Would that be legal?

24 posted on 02/17/2012 7:15:34 PM PST by cookcounty (Newt 2012: ---> Because he got it DONE.)
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To: parksstp
California doesn't have an open primary, so it doesn't matter what the politics of the district as a whole are. All that matters is what the politics of the registered Republicans are in that district, no matter how few they may be. It's a mistake to believe that Pubs in a liberal area are necessarily less conservative than Pubs in a “safe” Republican district. They opposite could be true, and there are a lot fewer of them to woo for the same 3 delegates.
25 posted on 02/18/2012 1:20:28 AM PST by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: cookcounty

There are certainly ways around it. I’m seeing ads from the Chamber of Commerce talking about how regulation kills jobs, then showing Rep. Dan Lungren(R) and saying “Fortunately Dan Lungren supports eliminating job killing regulation. Call Congressman Lungren, and tell him to keep fighting to help business create new jobs”.

The reason these PACS are running almost all negative ads is because they work.


26 posted on 02/18/2012 1:27:06 AM PST by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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