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Newt Gingrich Primary Check Bounces
ABC News ^ | Elica Dover

Posted on 04/11/2012 5:07:39 AM PDT by q_an_a

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich may not appear on the ballot for the June 26 Utah primary, after a $500 check — the required filing fee — bounced, an official said.

State election director Mark Thomas told ABC News that a $500 check given by the Gingrich campaign to secure his place on the Utah ballot bounced on March 27.

“Our office immediately attempted to contact the campaign and the designated agent but no phone calls were returned,” Thomas said. “We also asked the state Republican Party to assist us, but they also could not get into communication with them, although I do not know how they attempted to contact them.”

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Newt has plenty of stories like this, that show he is not very good at the management of money. To me not the type of message that beats Obambi.
1 posted on 04/11/2012 5:07:47 AM PDT by q_an_a
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To: q_an_a

Utah? More dirty tricks from Romney?

Romney has cheated in state after state.

Mr. Santorum WON Iowa — but Romney stole the credit.


2 posted on 04/11/2012 5:13:19 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: q_an_a

Well then, hang your hat on Romney.

Many of us aren’t conceding, we’re not suspending, we’re not giving up, nor giving in, not for anything, or anybody.

Newt is still in and he’s broke. I hang with Newt. We hang together or separately anyway.

Money bomb on Wednesday for Newt! Eagles up!


3 posted on 04/11/2012 5:15:07 AM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT.)
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To: q_an_a

“the type of message that beats Obambi”

How about the type of message that reverses Obama’s dirty deeds? Have you listened to what Gingrich will do if elected president?

Forget about the “bounced check.” Newt is the one we need in the White House.


4 posted on 04/11/2012 5:16:37 AM PDT by reasonisfaith (Why do you seek the living among the dead? (Luke 24:5))
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To: Diogenesis

“Utah”

Great point. Hume was merciless last night against Newt. This morning Fox opened with Gingrich bouncing checks. The slaughter begins.


5 posted on 04/11/2012 5:22:00 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: q_an_a

Maybe he could give them a piece of jewelry instead of a check?


6 posted on 04/11/2012 5:24:42 AM PDT by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: q_an_a
check bounces

Been there. Done that.

If this is Newt's fault and he's the one directly managing his money, then his campaign's in bigger trouble than we thought. OTH, he probably has sixteen different bank accounts and didn't transfer the money quick enough. Like I said, been there...done that.

7 posted on 04/11/2012 5:26:00 AM PDT by LoveUSA (God employs Man's strength; Satan exploits Man's weakness.)
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To: Diogenesis
“Mr. Santorum WON Iowa — but Romney stole the credit.”

Not at all. Santorum had a huge amount of credit for essentially tying.
The vote was less than 100 votes; everyone knew totals would change.
The conspiracy theory stuff here is just flat out wrong

8 posted on 04/11/2012 5:36:16 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: RitaOK

It is time to bite the bullet, eat crow, accept the fact that Romney is going to be the GOP nominee.

Ergo, in November, it will be Romney or Obama.

Grin and bear it.

Or bear it.

The choice will be Romney or Obama.

Reality bites.

We have a good idea of what another 4 years of Obama will do to the Nation.

The main factor for Romney may be whom he selects as his VP.

Herman Cain has a good overview on F&F this morning that Romney should not or would not select: Bush, Palin, Gingrich, Christie. Instead, he would probably select from Rubio, West, Ryan.


9 posted on 04/11/2012 5:37:32 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: q_an_a

Obambi sounds rather queer.


10 posted on 04/11/2012 5:40:01 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: q_an_a

Agreed. Bouncing $500 checks is just pitiful.


11 posted on 04/11/2012 5:40:26 AM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: RitaOK

If you have the money spend it on Tea Party folks running to clean out the congress. Newt is never ever going to get the nomination and your money might help get rid of Luger in the Senate or guys like Marchant in TX - old republicans that “bring home the bacon” when what we need is to clean out the pig pen.


12 posted on 04/11/2012 5:40:58 AM PDT by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: TomGuy

Are you sure you can say that kind of stuff on FR?


13 posted on 04/11/2012 5:45:50 AM PDT by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: TomGuy
Herman Cain has a good overview on F&F this morning that Romney should not or would not select: Bush, Palin, Gingrich, Christie. Instead, he would probably select from Rubio, West, Ryan.

Saw that. Cain did a really good job in that interview. I still think we are looking Rubio or Ryan - maybe Portman as some suggest.

14 posted on 04/11/2012 5:45:50 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: LoveUSA

or

Predictable: Gingrich Admits He Owes More Than $4 Million Campaign Debt
15 posted on 04/11/2012 5:46:44 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Diogenesis

“Utah? More dirty tricks from Romney?”

Really? Romney drained Newt’s account, that’s what you’re saying?

Whew. Someone needs to take a break.


16 posted on 04/11/2012 5:49:28 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: q_an_a

Okay.

Go hang your hat on Romney then.

I’m stickin’ to Newt.


17 posted on 04/11/2012 5:53:28 AM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT.)
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To: TomGuy

Agree with you 100% . But posting any supportive comments for Romney right now on FR, - well you may as well just be posting them to the Newt for Pres web site. Few here seem to be living in a reality world, still pinning their hopes on Newt, who has zero chance of winning the nomination.

On August 27th the GOP Convention in Tampa will be in full swing. The rest of us former Cain, Perry, Bachman, and Santorum supporters will be glued to the TV screen listening to guest speaker and after guest speaker giving awesome speeches about closing the door of opportunity to the shadow communist behind Obama like, Bill Ayers, George Soros, Cass Sunstein, Van Jones, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and the rest of the radicals he surrounds himself with and admires. You can bet there will still be some diehards left on FR still be actively fighting against the Republican ticket with their continuous barrage of anti-Romney post.


18 posted on 04/11/2012 6:02:33 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: q_an_a

He has some very bad and incompetent people in his campaign. Not a good reflection on his ‘hiring’ or ‘management’ abilities.

He’s never really had a career where he’s had to manage a large group. He’s been primarily an ‘intellectual’ thinker, and legislator with small staff, with very little career experience in the way of organizational responsibilities.


19 posted on 04/11/2012 6:04:11 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: KantianBurke

And you accept the word of the mormon cultists in Utah?

Utah is winner take all anyway, why should Gingrich even waste $500 to get on the ballot, when the cultists are just going to support one of their own with 95%+ numbers.


20 posted on 04/11/2012 6:04:54 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: brownsfan
“Utah? More dirty tricks from Romney?” Really? Romney drained Newt’s account, that’s what you’re saying? Whew. Someone needs to take a break.

No it just shows that we have amazing powers of forgiveness, especially for those who help us to believe what we desperately wish to be true.

21 posted on 04/11/2012 6:05:59 AM PDT by joesbucks
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To: q_an_a

Go Newt! Stick it to the man! /half-joking, as I like Newt.


22 posted on 04/11/2012 6:06:20 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama is afraid if he needs to start a fight with Catholics. He's losing the women's vote!!!)
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To: brownsfan

If you want to sing “Kumbaya” with the Republican Party:

http://www.foxnews.com/

This isn’t the place for Romneybots.


23 posted on 04/11/2012 6:08:34 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Diogenesis
LOL!

Yea, Romney is REALLY worried about Newt!

24 posted on 04/11/2012 6:09:46 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Toespi

There’s a programming alert banner on Fox News’ website now, saying that Newt is appearing on America’s Newsroom at 9:10 AM.


25 posted on 04/11/2012 6:14:26 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: NavyCanDo; RitaOK

Many of us need to take pause a bit. We’re all on the same side of the fence. The primaries have been fought fair and square (within the legal rules), and the people who are voting on the ground will pick the nominee.

My hoped for candidate did not run (Sarah Palin), I was never enthused with any of the remaining choices, because for me, they were all ‘default anti-Romney’ candidates. All with no previous track-records of wide conservative grass-roots support. Either one of them, however, could have singly defeated Romney head-to-head, but they both decided to stick it out for their own selfish reasons - which split the conservative vote and gave Romney the initial victories that has propelled him into the lead.

The “race” is over. Newt has already spent his “comebacks”. People already know who he is and what he’s said. There is no more room for any ‘new Newt’ upsurges. The ‘race’ is over!

People should not get so emotionally wrapped up in these candidates. Most of them all say things just to get elected. Contrast their records to what they are saying now. That goes for any of them.

Let it go!

We have to get on with beating Obama now.


26 posted on 04/11/2012 6:19:21 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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27 posted on 04/11/2012 6:21:50 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: RitaOK
Money bomb on Wednesday for Newt! Eagles up!

Not a bad idea. I will donate if for nothing else than to make yet another statement to the idiotic GOP-e.
28 posted on 04/11/2012 6:24:35 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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To: wolfman23601

“This isn’t the place for Romneybots.”

Are you saying free thought is discouraged and groupthink is required on this site?

FYI, Newt was just on FOX saying if Romney is the nominee, he will campaign for him, enthusiastically.

Do you own the site? Are you a moderator?

No? Then p!ss off.


29 posted on 04/11/2012 6:25:47 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: stuartcr

That’s as dishonest as your boy Romney.


30 posted on 04/11/2012 6:26:11 AM PDT by moonhawk (Rush, Mark, Sean: Conservative talkers. Sarah, Newt: Conservative DOers. Mitt: Conservative faker)
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To: q_an_a

Utah??? Why would anyone ever suspect any funny business regarding “reports” unfavorable toward Newt from a hardcore Mitt State like UTAH?

Before you followed Dredge’s lead on posting this did you find any confirming data or actual names of UTAH officials making this “report”?


31 posted on 04/11/2012 6:28:17 AM PDT by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: q_an_a

Utah??? Why would anyone ever suspect any funny business regarding “reports” unfavorable toward Newt from a hardcore Mitt State like UTAH?

Before you followed Dredge’s lead on posting this did you find any confirming data or actual names of UTAH officials making this “report”?


32 posted on 04/11/2012 6:28:17 AM PDT by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: brownsfan

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2870368/posts


33 posted on 04/11/2012 6:29:49 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Eagle of Liberty; publius321

Cool! Me too!

Check out Publius321 post on this! I have mentioned this on four or five threads. It’s a great idea. Publius is recommending use of all means. He’s selling a baseball card on the internet! Will donate the proceeds! FUN!

Hope it shows up on the sidebar or on another post.


34 posted on 04/11/2012 6:30:22 AM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

NO, mitt still tried claiming Iowa even after the final count.


35 posted on 04/11/2012 6:30:33 AM PDT by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: LibFreeUSA

He’s never really had a career where he’s had to manage a large group. He’s been primarily an ‘intellectual’ thinker, and legislator with small staff, with very little career experience in the way of organizational responsibilities.

**

Wha??? What do you call being Speaker of the House?

If that’s not “managing a large group,” I’m not sure what is.


36 posted on 04/11/2012 6:33:20 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: wolfman23601

37 posted on 04/11/2012 6:35:08 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: TomGuy

You have to be kidding.

Get out of Mom’s basement and look around. It’s Santorum who suspended. Newt’s stickin’.

If you’re worried about Newt’s cash strap, hang with Romney.

I’m stickin’ with Newt.


38 posted on 04/11/2012 6:36:54 AM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT.)
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To: X-spurt
Sure he did. But everyone knew things were essentially a tie all along. Mitt was expected to win.
39 posted on 04/11/2012 6:40:10 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: NavyCanDo

the shadow communists behind Obama like, Bill Ayers, George Soros, Cass Sunstein, Van Jones, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and the rest of the radicals he surrounds himself with and admires all laughing at the Republicans because Romney is a shadow communist.


40 posted on 04/11/2012 6:41:07 AM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Obama is Romney lite)
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To: TomGuy

Agreed. I can’t stand Romney, but I loathe and detest Obama and what he’s trying to accomplish. The lesser of two evils is what we face. It sucks, but that’s the reality of the situation :(


41 posted on 04/11/2012 6:41:43 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (2012 isn't an election - it's a restraining order.)
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To: moonhawk

Why? He does have a lot of jewlery, doens’t he?

So this is what FR has come to? Anyone that jokes or says anything about Newt or Rick or Sarah or Hermann or anyone other than Romney, automatically they get branded as a Romney supporter?

That’s pathetic


42 posted on 04/11/2012 6:46:08 AM PDT by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: NavyCanDo

For NAVY, I’m surprised at your colossal lack of vision for the big picture.

These thread trolls for Romney seem to think that ANY resistance going forward is ALL and ONLY about getting Newt the nomination.

Blue in the face we’ve said that should Newt ever win, lose or draw, the GOP-E deserves a protest at convention and Newt is just the man to roar in there and take it to them.

NEWT has not suspended, Santorum suspended.

Newt’s been our guy and there are states and delegates to be won for him, but more than that, there is a convention coming, and we get NOTHING by caving for Romney. No concessions, no nothing.

I’m IN until Newt’s OUT. Bring it on.

MONEY BOMB for Newt TODAY. Whoo HOO!!


43 posted on 04/11/2012 6:46:24 AM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT.)
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To: stuartcr

Hey, thank you. I appreciate it.


44 posted on 04/11/2012 6:47:49 AM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT.)
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To: RitaOK

If Romney LOSES 564 out of the 1,053 delegates from the remaining states, then he does not reach the magic 1,144 number. Challenges to the FL and AZ allocations could increase his deficit.

Based on how few times Romney won over 50% of the vote in previous states, if all the non-Romney voters consolidated around Newt now, Romney would lose 18 of the remaining 20 states.

Denying Romney the nomination is doable and is still TOTALLY in the hands of the voters, not the elites.


45 posted on 04/11/2012 6:50:36 AM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: RitaOK
It's good that you have such a dedicated loyalty to Newt. I feel the same way about him as you do. However, Newt has always been disfavored among the elite in the GOPE. So he was targeted and destroyed quite completely.

Santorum has already met with Romney and we will not see an exchange of Santorum’s delegates move over to Newt, like some here are fabricating.

It is only realistic, to understand that there is no way Newt can turn the race around. The votes will just not be there for him. He is also so strapped for money and support, that it in impossible for him to suddenly take charge of the race, or even force a contested convention.

It is what it is. The focus now needs to go in the direction of beating Obama, plain and simple. We need to get a positive attitude, or we lose. That, is also plain and simple.

46 posted on 04/11/2012 6:52:31 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Jim Robinson; LibFreeUSA

I wonder who is writing the Rominy talking points memos we’re being spat upon with today? Do ya suppose it’s Rove? The subtlety factor with knife plunged into the back nature hints at Rove.


47 posted on 04/11/2012 6:56:48 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Primary voters in my state and 19 others have not spoken yet. It’s insulting for you to discredit our votes. Romney needs to win over half of the remaining delegates to secure the nomination. This is a very different race now. Just think what would happen if a new poll came out tomorrow showing Newt ahead of Romney. Everyone’s attitude would change. Therefore this is all still up to the voters. If they don’t throw their support to Romney, he can be denied the nomination and we will have a chance to nominate a BETTER candidate at the convention. If you want to focus on beating Obama, you should focus on getting a NON-ROMNEY as your nominee, which can be done simply if the voters who never had Romney as their first choice now consolidate around Newt. Romney is a general election loser-in-waiting.


48 posted on 04/11/2012 7:03:34 AM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: X-spurt

geez - did you read the story, the state has been calling him to try and fix the problem. Maybe you should consider that this is an example of Newt’s management style. I remind people that his “friends” in the congress voted him out of the leadership for some reason. Those of us a long way from him don’t know why this very bright very articulte man seems to make more enemies than friends...inside his party.


49 posted on 04/11/2012 7:16:13 AM PDT by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: W. W. SMITH

Well then, while the rest of us are tuned in watching the exciting speeches given in Tampa in August, by people like Rubio, Palin, Newt, Christie, Cain, and the VP nominee, you may as well find out what’s going on over on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars. Because if you really believe Romney is a communist, then for you the election doesn’t matter. Then again Ron Paul may hold his own convention, like he did last time. Always room for you in the crowd.


50 posted on 04/11/2012 7:16:13 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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