Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich campaign asks state GOP to not seat Stacey Campfield as delegate
Posted on 03/30/2012 1:18:51 PM PDT by VinL
Newt Gingrich's campaign has asked the Tennessee Republican Party....to not seat Knoxville state Sen. Stacey Campfield as a Gingrich delegate at the national convention.
Campfield, who served as a state co-chair for Gingrich's campaign, abruptly switched his support to Santorum days before the March 6 "Super Tuesday" election.
"Please be advised that Stacey Campfield does not have the consent of the Newt Gingrich for President Campaign to be seated as a delegate at the Republican National Convention," wrote John Fluharty, the campaign's director of delegate access, in a Thursday letter to the state GOP committee.
"As a matter of information, Senator Campfield, while originally qualifying as a delegate candidate for Speaker Gingrich, waited until early voting had concluded in Tennessee to publicly disavow his commitment to Speaker Gingrich and announce his endorsement of another candidate for President.
"This mislead all the Tennesseans who voted early. His actions resulted in Tennesseans who supported Newt Gingrich erroneously voting for a delegate candidate they believed would support Speaker Gingrich throughout the nominating process. The campaign has requested that Senator Campfield resign his position as a delegate. He has chosen to refuse our request."
The letter further states: "I hope you will also agree that Tennessee Republicans deserve to have representation that respects the nominating process and will discharge their duties at the convention in a sober and reasonable manner.
"On behalf of Speaker Gingrich, I ask that you vote to remove Senator Stacey Campfield from the rolls of the Tennessee delegation so we may appoint someone who will vote in accordance with the wishes of the people of Tennessee. ... The people of Tennessee deserve to have their vote for the Speaker count at the Republican Nominating Convention. The only way to make that happen is by allowing us to replace Senator Campfield."
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Don't surrender Newt-- Rick will lose Wis and Pa; and people don't want Romney- Don't surrender.
I'm in, til Newt's out.
I support Stacey. Go Santorum !
And Mitt appreciates your support.
Seriously- I have NO doubt you do.
Didn't know that. Thanks for keeping up on this. Gee, the halo Rick, I'm shocked/not! The one who said God called him to run! God doesn't call LIARS and backstabbers for anything. They belong to another.
Evil has certainly been against NEWT every way it can - from LYING ads, LYING candidates to lying delegates. Satan is the master of lies. Evil doesn't want anyone that is GOOD for AMERICA!
I think Newt has also done his share of lying over the years.
Funny thing is that when Campfield switched to Santorum, he said he would still act as a delegate for Gingrich which is commendable.
Yet now these “Gingrich supporters” don’t want him seated despite the fact that he would still go for Gingrich.
Vin isn't supporting Rick who is 'in it' to help Mitt. YOU ARE PROJECTING.
NOT TO AMERICAN VOTERS.
Mitt and Rick are known liars - their ads ALONE proved that. $cum.
Thanks, pnsn— but don’t even bother answering idiocies ( (at least on my behalf—) though I appreciate the gesture.
Newt is the one meeting with Romney and complimenting him all the time.
Liberal Romney-thank you moral voters. You will be getting
the father of gay marriage for your stubbornness. (putting failed marriages at the top of your list-vs America not having real reforms) Newt not being able to take his message one on one to Romney. Gop-e wins. Again.
Are you with them that you KNOW this?
Tennessee voted the right way.
You are full of it, I agree.
AMERICA looses. Again.
You see, in the Adult world, certain people who maintain personal dignity, do that towards each other. They may not agree with one another, but they still remain civil and show a mutual level of respect.
Is that something that you have trouble understanding? Or are we all just rude little children, throwing mud and food at each other, while shouting insults at each other?
Never mind, you already answered my question.