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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Stacey made a mistake with his endorsement the first time around. He smartened up and saw the writing on the wall
Stop arguing- you’re embarrassing yourself.
If what you say is true, then Newt is absolutely right in looking to unseat the turncoat who was elected in Newt’s name. If Stacey had integrity, and decided he had supported the wrong candidate, that he should have withdrawn.
But, he did not- he’s obviously a fraud with zippo integrity.
I don’t blame anyone for supporting Thompson once but now that he’s pimping the national popular vote, that should have been worrisome when he started snuggling up to Gingrich.
Newt should have dropped out before Michigan and Ohio.
If you think being honest is “snotty and distasteful”, madam, you’re on the wrong website.
Newt was never the right candidate. Because you were foolish enough not to see that, despite years of overwhelming evidence, is not my problem. Raging against Santorum at this point will only help Willard.
You’re getting hysterical, Vin. You think you’re helping your cause ? Newt was done after South Carolina. Face facts and stop attacking others for not being willfully ignorant.
I like Fred, but he sometimes gets behind some really stupid crap, and that one is REALLY bad.
Now that was a ‘snotty and distasteful’ comment!! Don’t be tell others with a ‘self righteous’ attitude they are on the wrong site! I can guess who you support.
Your foolishness to self righteous thinking will give us Mitt. Santorum cannot unite all factions of the party; if he could-we would not be here talking about Newt’s importance at all. Helloooo... ( Now, call those CR folks, and say divert those stubborn plans asap) Your team is wrong like it was with Huckabee.
The CAUSE is AMERICA and don’t you forget it, bucko!
Morality police. Even to say I bash Rick because I have my views. Done. I knew that I was correct.
You don’t have to guess, since I said it openly. Stop acting like a twit.
You have completely lost touch with reality.
I asked you guys repeatedly from the get-go... how was Newt going to win a general election with his gargantuan negatives, which have remained the same for almost 17 years straight ? You guys couldn’t, wouldn’t, answer the question. Just because Newt’s a good debater isn’t enough. Most GOP primary voters can see that, and that’s why he went nowhere after SC. You’re outraged because they won’t slap on the blinders and play make believe. You need to grow up. Get behind Santorum, the only hope to stop Willard, and perhaps Newt can still be utilized as Secretary of State to replace Hillary.
There you go, again - high and mighty!! You think I read all your posts - that YOU are so important! Talk about twits and snotty!! Your attitude, your words SCREAMS of Rick.
NEVER!!!!!!! Satan is the master of LIARS. I serve another Master. A different one than RICK AND MITT!!
I can see Rick Santorum was in the way on Newt's message vs. Romney's record. That has put us in this mess. Rick has talk radio on his side and he cannot still gain trust across the party to come off as the president that we need. Lost touch, get a better come back.
You’re a bonafide kook.
Newt hasn’t made ANY “ouverture” to Romney. On the contrary.
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