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Newt Gingrich rents donor list to raise cash
Politico ^ | 4/13/2012 | KENNETH P. VOGEL and GINGER GIBSON

Posted on 04/17/2012 7:30:24 AM PDT by sam_paine

R.C. Hammond, a spokesman for the Gingrich campaign...brushed off a question about whether renting the list diluted its value or signaled an end to the campaign.

“No, it demonstrates the campaign is pursuing new sources of revenue,” he said. Gingrich has loaned the campaign “thousands, primarily toward travel and lodging expenses,” Hammond said, but he added “the campaign intends to reimburse” the loans.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gingrich; newt; newt2012; newtgingrich
Is this true? Newt is selling the donor list to whom? Advertisers? Other campaigns? RINOs?

And the campaign intends to repay "the loans." Which loans? The loans Newt made with his own cash? So is he staying in merely to get enough further contributions to pay himself back?

(Had to post from Politico because USA Today is blocked on FR.)

1 posted on 04/17/2012 7:30:35 AM PDT by sam_paine
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To: sam_paine
Campaign insiders attribute the problems partly to Gingrich and his wife Callista’s, asserting that the couple was unwilling to downgrade from private jets and security details even as the campaign floundered. Insiders say Callista Gingrich required an entourage of at least two staffers – including one who dressed in an elephant costume to promote her children’s book – and a contracted security guard who followed her even on non-campaign trips.

Ouch. If this is true, what was he thinking?

2 posted on 04/17/2012 7:38:07 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: sam_paine

” So is he staying in merely to get enough further contributions to pay himself back? “

That’s about it in a nutshell.


3 posted on 04/17/2012 7:38:54 AM PDT by gusty
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To: sam_paine

Campaign donors are public information. See the FEC website. Nobody is going to pay too much for information already available for free.


4 posted on 04/17/2012 7:41:13 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: iowamark
Campaign donors are public information

Email addressess would have definite value to other fundraisers.

5 posted on 04/17/2012 7:48:58 AM PDT by noexcuses
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To: sam_paine

So who did he rent the list to?


6 posted on 04/17/2012 7:50:23 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

To anyone who can give him the scratch. Gingrich supporters should get used to a lot of timeshare brochures in the next couple of months.


7 posted on 04/17/2012 7:52:04 AM PDT by gusty
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To: sam_paine

He could have a contest where the winner predicts State No. 3 for Newt to win. No one would win the contest, and he could pocket all the proceeds.


8 posted on 04/17/2012 7:55:07 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: sam_paine
Renting the donor list costs $135-per-thousand-names (more if you want to target specific donor levels or geographic areas), while the activist list can be rented for $50-per-thousand email addresses. That means that each time the full lists are rented, the Gingrich campaign could make between $19,000 and $26,000 after subtracting the broker’s commission, which is typically between 10 and 20 percent.

So if you're a Newt donor, your name is worth about .14 cents. And if you actually work for him, then you're worth a nickel.

9 posted on 04/17/2012 7:59:01 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: iowamark
Campaign donors are public information. See the FEC website. Nobody is going to pay too much for information already available for free.

Phone numbers aren't.

10 posted on 04/17/2012 8:07:13 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: sam_paine
Is this true? Newt is selling the donor list to whom? Advertisers? Other campaigns? RINOs?

And the campaign intends to repay "the loans." Which loans? The loans Newt made with his own cash? So is he staying in merely to get enough further contributions to pay himself back?

(Had to post from Politico because USA Today is blocked on FR.)

Well, it has to be true doesn't it?

I mean, after all, USA Today and Politico are beacons of truth and justice when it comes to "reporting" on Republicans, aren't they?

11 posted on 04/17/2012 8:14:42 AM PDT by Col Freeper (FR is a smorgasbord of Conservative thoughts and ideas - dig in and enjoy it to its fullest!)
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To: iowamark
Here's some of the spreadsheet available from the FEC.

Likely Newt is selling the emails and phonelists and addresses. These people are now fair game.

cmte_id cand_id cand_nm contbr_nm contbr_city contbr_st contbr_zip contbr_employer contbr_occupation contb_receipt_amt contb_receipt_dt receipt_desc memo_cd memo_text form_tp file_num
C00496497 P60003654 Gingrich, Newt MEYERS, CINDY BEAUMONT TX 777082802 RETIRED RETIRED 25 21-NOV-11


SA17A 762965
C00496497 P60003654 Gingrich, Newt MICK, STEVIE A. MR. LUBBOCK TX 794141313 RETIRED RETIRED 75 14-OCT-11


SA17A 762965
C00496497 P60003654 Gingrich, Newt MICK, STEVIE A. MR. LUBBOCK TX 794141313 RETIRED RETIRED 125 06-NOV-11


SA17A 762965
C00496497 P60003654 Gingrich, Newt MIDDLEBROOK IV, GEORGE NACOGDOCHES TX 759631348 SELF-EMPLOYED LAND SURVEYOR 250 21-NOV-11


SA17A 762965
C00496497 P60003654 Gingrich, Newt MIDDLETON, RICHARD L. MR. MONTGOMERY TX 773563109 RETIRED RETIRED 25 11-OCT-11


SA17A 762965
C00496497 P60003654 Gingrich, Newt MIDDLETON, RICHARD L. MR. MONTGOMERY TX 773563109 RETIRED RETIRED 25 11-NOV-11


SA17A 762965
C00496497 P60003654 Gingrich, Newt MIDDLETON, RICHARD L. MR. MONTGOMERY TX 773563109 RETIRED RETIRED 25 07-DEC-11


SA17A 762965
C00496497 P60003654 Gingrich, Newt MIDDLETON, RICHARD L. MR. MONTGOMERY TX 773563109 RETIRED RETIRED 50 19-DEC-11


SA17A 762965
C00496497 P60003654 Gingrich, Newt MIDDLETON, RICHARD L. MR. MONTGOMERY TX 773563109 RETIRED RETIRED 25 11-DEC-11


SA17A 762965
C00496497 P60003654 Gingrich, Newt MIDDLETON, RICHARD L. MR. MONTGOMERY TX 773563109 RETIRED RETIRED 50 06-OCT-11


SA17A 762965
C00496497 P60003654 Gingrich, Newt MIDDLETON, RICHARD L. MR. MONTGOMERY TX 773563109 RETIRED RETIRED 25 08-NOV-11


SA17A 762965
C00496497 P60003654 Gingrich, Newt MIDDLETON, SAM MR. LUBBOCK TX 794013919 CHARLES MIDDLETON & SON SELF-EMPLOYED 1000 05-DEC-11


SA17A 762965
C00496497 P60003654 Gingrich, Newt MIDDLETON, SAM MR. LUBBOCK TX 794013919 CHARLES MIDDLETON & SON SELF-EMPLOYED 500 14-DEC-11


SA17A 762965
C00496497 P60003654 Gingrich, Newt MIEARS, HASKELL R. MR. TUSCOLA TX 795622546 RETIRED RETIRED 50 28-NOV-11


SA17A 762965
C00496497 P60003654 Gingrich, Newt MIEARS, HASKELL R. MR. TUSCOLA TX 795622546 RETIRED RETIRED 50 03-DEC-11


SA17A 762965
C00496497 P60003654 Gingrich, Newt MIEARS, HASKELL R. MR. TUSCOLA TX 795622546 RETIRED RETIRED 50 31-DEC-11


SA17A 762965
C00496497 P60003654 Gingrich, Newt MIEARS, HASKELL R. MR. TUSCOLA TX 795622546 RETIRED RETIRED 50 01-NOV-11


SA17A 762965
C00496497 P60003654 Gingrich, Newt MILES, BRYAN LUBBOCK TX 794231611 CCRV SALES 250 21-OCT-11


SA17A 762965
C00496497 P60003654 Gingrich, Newt MILLER, JOHN HOUSTON TX 770245504 JUNEAU EXPLORATION CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER 2500 09-NOV-11


SA17A 762965
C00496497 P60003654 Gingrich, Newt MILLER, JOHN MR. SAN ANTONIO TX 78266 RETIRED RETIRED 300 01-NOV-11


SA17A 762965
C00496497 P60003654 Gingrich, Newt MILLER, JOHN F. MR. LONGVIEW TX 756041202 UNITED MACHINE MACHINIST 220 05-DEC-11


SA17A 762965
C00496497 P60003654 Gingrich, Newt MILLER, KAY C. MRS. KERRVILLE TX 780287377 WAGONMASTER INC CLASSIC CARS RESTORATION 250 27-OCT-11


SA17A 762965
C00496497 P60003654 Gingrich, Newt MILLER, MACK KLEIN TX 773793043 OPENLINK FINANCIAL LLC GENERAL MANAGER 250 01-DEC-11


SA17A 762965
C00496497 P60003654 Gingrich, Newt MILLER, SUSAN JONES BROWNSVILLE TX 785217426 SUSAN JONES MILLER SELF-EMPLOYED 250 14-NOV-11


SA17A 762965
C00496497 P60003654 Gingrich, Newt MILLIS, BILLY J. MR. AUSTIN TX 787486006 RETIRED RETIRED 50 13-NOV-11


SA17A 762965
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12 posted on 04/17/2012 8:17:20 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Col Freeper
I mean, after all, USA Today and Politico are beacons of truth and justice when it comes to "reporting" on Republicans, aren't they?

Well, it's all over on Hotair and the blogs, but it's got his campaign spokesman confirming it in the story, so you'd think he'd have refuted it somewhere by now.

When Newt said he could be "very, very enthusiastic" about Romney is when my alarm bells went off. It seems pretty obvious that he's just milking the exit for a better cushion on the way out.

13 posted on 04/17/2012 8:26:31 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Timber Rattler
So if you're a Newt donor, your name is worth about .14 cents. And if you actually work for him, then you're worth a nickel.

If he personally lent his campaign money, what interest rate and terms did the campaign give himself?

14 posted on 04/17/2012 8:29:01 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: sam_paine


15 posted on 04/17/2012 8:29:56 AM PDT 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

Seriously, though.

How can we avoid having 5 to 7 quitter candidates splitting the early conservative primary voters and making it easy for the RINO to roll up wins?


16 posted on 04/17/2012 8:44:39 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: sam_paine

Before the rant on Newt lets remember who let Newt down. The voters!

I still believe Newt is the only chance we have for a Constitutional freedom in America.


17 posted on 04/17/2012 8:47:11 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: onyx
"CLICK HERE TO DONATE NOW"

LOL! This probably isn't the best thread to post that.

18 posted on 04/17/2012 8:47:12 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: Logical me

I’m not ranting on Newt.

I just posted above that the real problem is the quitteridiots who also ran early and sucked votes away from Newt to give Romney delegates early and often.

I mean really? Michele Bachmann on a stage vs Newt? Ridiculous.

So you’re completely correct. I don’t understand the attitude on this board that “the evil GOPe and Rove STOLE the nomination for Romney.”

How? The problem was that a bunch of suckers voted for “Other Than Newt” early on.


19 posted on 04/17/2012 8:53:23 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Drew68

Sure it is. A fool and his money....


20 posted on 04/17/2012 8:54:20 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: sam_paine

Here is what Callista couldn’t do without. It is all about her.

http://www.politico.com/blogs/click/0911/Callista_Gingrich_pens_a_childrens_book.html

Maybe she could ask Newt to suit up, be Ellis, and save. LOL


21 posted on 04/17/2012 9:00:21 AM PDT by dforest
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To: sam_paine

This is another way to say “I’m broke and in debt way past my eyeballs.”

Gingrich will “stay in” until Romney and the RNC pay his millions of dollars in campaign debt.

What ever happened to conducting oneself in an honorable manner? Yeah, I know it’s politics but still, this stinks.


22 posted on 04/17/2012 9:00:37 AM PDT by citizen (Romney doubters: Better check your Obama yard sign. The neighbor dog just took a leak on it...again.)
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To: sam_paine

This is another way to say “I’m broke and in debt way past my eyeballs.”

Gingrich will “stay in” until Romney and the RNC pay his millions of dollars in campaign debt.

What ever happened to conducting oneself in an honorable manner? Yeah, I know it’s politics but still, this stinks.


23 posted on 04/17/2012 9:02:34 AM PDT by citizen (Romney doubters: Better check your Obama yard sign. The neighbor dog just took a leak on it...again.)
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To: sam_paine; DJ MacWoW; Jim Robinson; WOOHOO
When Newt said he could be "very, very enthusiastic" about Romney is when my alarm bells went off. It seems pretty obvious that he's just milking the exit for a better cushion on the way out.

For crying out loud, sam_paine, are you're so blinded by your hate for Newt Gingrich, you can't even be honest? It's always HONEST to complete the quote and provide a link or at least say, you're paraphrasing!! You omitted IF , which is the essence of the quote and should have quelled your alarm bells.

Hope they're not in your head and that you're not hearing other voices too. LOL.

Newt has said from the very beginning, that he would stay in this race all the way to the convention. DUH.

Gingrich would likely say no to Romney job offer


DOVER, Del. - Newt Gingrich said on Thursday he would "probably not" accept a Cabinet position under a Mitt Romney administration but would be happy to advise the former Massachusetts governor on policy.

Asked the question in an interview with local radio station WILM at the Hollywood Diner, Gingrich, one of three contenders left in the race for the GOP presidential nomination, said he wouldn't be interested in joining likely nominee Romney's Cabinet, but added--"not because I am opposed to Mitt."

"Look, if the choice does end up being Romney versus [President] Obama, I can be very, very enthusiastic for Romney; that is a huge choice," the former House speaker said.




24 posted on 04/17/2012 9:05:32 AM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Drew68

LOL. I couldn’t resist.


25 posted on 04/17/2012 9:07:01 AM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: sam_paine

The trouble always begins in that purple caucus state of Iowa. Open to both democrats and Republicans with same day, at the door registration and those pastors endorsing a preacher-like candidate instead of POTUS material. I cite Huckabee in ‘08, Santorum this year, and Romney had the money and organization. That SUX.

Be well!

I am praying, praying for everyone here and praying for Divine Intervention!


26 posted on 04/17/2012 9:14:29 AM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: sam_paine

I’ve donated more than once. I’ll let y’all know what advertiser contact and mail I receive: E and snail.


27 posted on 04/17/2012 9:16:56 AM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: sam_paine

I’ve donated more than once. I’ll let y’all know whatever advertiser contact and mail I receive: E and snail.


28 posted on 04/17/2012 9:17:15 AM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: sam_paine

Phone numbers are very public. Have you never heard of a phone book or -
http://people.yahoo.com/


29 posted on 04/17/2012 9:39:37 AM PDT by bgill
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To: onyx; DJ MacWoW; Jim Robinson; WOOHOO
For crying out loud, sam_paine, are you're so blinded by your hate for Newt Gingrich, you can't even be honest?

For crying out loud Onyx, are you so blinded by your own agenda you can't even be honest?

If Willard is "no different than Obama" then, as JimRob says, "NO WAY NO HOW NEVER" Romney. There is no way Newt should ever be able to support Romney in that case.

"If" Newt can support Romney "If" Romney is the nominee after the convention, then Newt obviously doesn't have a PRINCIPLED objection to Romney the way JimRob and others have.

And "IF" Newt is merely hanging on to pay off debts telegraphing that he's about to give up anyway, then it's even worse.

30 posted on 04/17/2012 9:49:34 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: bgill

It’s 2012. Do you have a cell phone yet, or you still hanging on to your roatary phone?! LOL.

Do you understand that VETTED phone lists are what’s being sold?

These lists are split up for limited phone bank callers to chase. You can’t waste time for people in India trying to look up someone’s name.

Oh, well, of course you could, but for a few thousand bucks from campaign donations you can get it done faster.


31 posted on 04/17/2012 9:54:39 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: sam_paine; onyx; Jim Robinson

I hit “Abuse”. FReepmails are NOT to be posted on the forum.


33 posted on 04/17/2012 10:36:55 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: sam_paine; DJ MacWoW; Jim Robinson; WOOHOO
For crying out loud Onyx, are you so blinded by your own agenda you can't even be honest?

If Willard is "no different than Obama" then, as JimRob says, "NO WAY NO HOW NEVER" Romney. There is no way Newt should ever be able to support Romney in that case.

"If" Newt can support Romney "If" Romney is the nominee after the convention, then Newt obviously doesn't have a PRINCIPLED objection to Romney the way JimRob and others have.



I am honest. Newt is honest. Jim is honest.

Newt, along with all the candidates, pledged they would support the eventual nominee, (save for Ron Paul, who's been iffy), because they all said that ousting obama was of their utmost importance, so stop trying to impune their integrity.

I will not vote for Romney, but I am certain others here will. I'm not stupid to believe otherwise and I'm sure you know others will too, but there will be no campaigning for Romney here. Of that I'm certain. Mark Jim's words on that.

34 posted on 04/17/2012 10:42:37 AM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

He should have posted the whole thing. He wrote to me first and I replied to him.


35 posted on 04/17/2012 10:47:36 AM PDT 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
Posting FReepmail is a HUGE no-no.

If there was something to say, it should be posted on the board but not a private FReepmail. It's called "private" for a reason.

36 posted on 04/17/2012 10:58:25 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Well, people have posted mine and others plenty of times before. If the sysops can read them, they are not private anyhow.


37 posted on 04/17/2012 3:55:16 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: onyx
I am honest. Newt is honest. Jim is honest. Newt, along with all the candidates, pledged they would support the eventual nominee, (save for Ron Paul, who's been iffy), because they all said that ousting obama was of their utmost importance, so stop trying to impune their integrity. I will not vote for Romney, but I am certain others here will. I'm not stupid to believe otherwise and I'm sure you know others will too, but there will be no campaigning for Romney here. Of that I'm certain. Mark Jim's words on that.

Okee fine. I'm fully aware of that. And if (ahem, when) Newt (and Sarah) throw their support behind Romney then I'm sure op-eds penned by these current honest darlings (Newt, Sarah, etc) will be banned from FR just like Rove etal.

That's certainly a meme, but it's not very internally consistent. Kaslin will soon be banned from posting Rush Limbaugh transcripts. etc.

38 posted on 04/17/2012 4:07:17 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Col Freeper

It’s true whether you believe Politico or not. He rented names, email addresses, personal information on staff, and since he was given Cain’s donors, anyone who donated to Cain, your information has similarly been given.

Because I was a staffer, they have everything of mine: bank account info, social security number, etc.

I’m not a happy camper. Definitely a good way to burn people who’ve given you their all!


39 posted on 04/17/2012 9:58:52 PM PDT by Nobama_ever (Newt/Santorum or Santorum/Newt...NO Rombama and NO 0bama!!!)
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