Skip to comments.Gingrich North Carolina Stops Called Off, Then On Again
Posted on 04/20/2012 6:32:53 PM PDT by VinL
The Newt Gingrich campaign found itself in a state of confusion Friday night when reports surfaced that Gingrich would cancel all of his stops in North Carolina next week, fueling suggestions that Gingrich would be suspending his campaign. But the campaign says nothing is happening.
Two people close to the Gingrich campaign told ABC News they were contacted and told all of Gingrichs North Carolina stops had been canceled, although R.C. Hammond, communications director for the campaign, said there was a communication glitch.
There was confusion, but we will maintain our North Carolina schedule next week, Hammond said.
One person close to the campaign said the stops were certainly canceled, then resumed after news reports left looming suspicion, even among his own staff, that Gingrich was suspending his campaign.
On Friday, the vice chairman of the North Carolina Republican party told the Shelby Star that he was contacted and told a stop a tavern in Kings Mountain, N.C. was canceled. (edit)
Hammond denied the stops were resumed purely to extinguish speculation Gingrich was dropping out.
The North Carolina guys were instructed that the schedule was going to be redone so they called and told people, now theyve got to call and tell them its back on, Hammond said.
Gingrich will campaign in Delaware Saturday and will also campaign there Monday in a final push to pick up delegates. Hammond said Gingrich will not be dropping out any time soon, and certainly not before Tuesday.
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Newt Skywalker's not out until he says he's out.
And I'm in, til Newt's out.
I’m in til Newt’s out .. then I’m out til GALT wins !
Newt never canceled in the first place.
I smell Romney corruption all over this. Romney is a crazed power hungry egomaniac. He is just as dangerous as Obama.
Vin, this needs to be in breaking news to replace the post that he cancelled!
big agreement !
Jim, Newt is still ON in NC:)
I usually allow the mods to shift it— if they think it’s warranted.
FYI, just posted a new article on campaign status.
There may come the day that Newt drops— but it’s not today.
Keep the faith.
Agree! The one in breaking news quotes an anonymous source. This report, which corrects the other one, actually has real names attached to it. The other one, which has now been refuted directly by Newt's campaign, should be moved out of breaking news.
“CHANGE THAT’S MEANINGLESS”
Funniest thing today.
Ok, maybe the dog in the hoodie too...
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I SAW GINGRICH DOWNTOWN IN BUFFALO NY TODAY (I GOT HIS AUTOGRAPH ON A LAWN SIGN)
HE IS *NOT* FOLDING HIS TENT
HE WAS FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HE IS REDOUBLING HIS EFFORT SINCE NOW THERE IS ONLY ROMNEY AND A REAL CONSERVATIVE TO VOTE FOR, NOT DIVIDE UP THE CONSERVATIVE VOTES 5 WAYS
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And instead, Newt used the increased media interest to get more coverage for his news conference...
Two people close to the Gingrich campaign told ABC News
Now there's a confidence inspiring combination, people close to the Gingrich campaign and ABC News, who were the sources the pizza delivery guy who brought lunch to RC and the others? Doesn't the campaign - and the campaign only - control, schedule and cancel events - exclusively? Why would ABC even publish reports from people close to the campaign, instead of checking with THE CAMPAIGN? Maybe because they wanted the headline out there on the eve of Delaware to discourage voters? Maybe?
When Newt's campaign says it, believe it..
This is probably because Newt is moving up in DE... and they're scared... they never killed Newt off in FL though they tried...
HE'LL MAKE JOHN BOEHNER CRY LIKE A BABY GIRL.
Thank you for the great news..now, will you send me the autographed Newt sign? LOL and J>K
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