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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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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Hey, it IS tough right now, but this is bigger than Newt getting the nomination.

That’s what I’m UP for. The real battle and the larger picture. It’s taking it to the GOP-E at the convention, making Romney bleed for every delegate between now and 1144, rubbing some elite RINO and media noses in hopefully a PROTEST they will never forget, best delivered by Newt, in spades.

These people have collapsed the Republican Party on purpose and right on time. They deserve to sweat this thing out until the doors open at convention. They have shoveled HUGE money to shove a socialist down our throat who was enabled to cut the legs out from any conservative who dared to run, and it’s an abomination.

WIN, lose or draw, Newt’s still IN. He has relatively small debt—4 million—so he is in this because he is a SOB, a fighter, and has just enough madness in him to crawl up their @$$$ and hand them their hat. I hope, BG, he does just that, even if it’s verbally.

Check out #45.

Maybe the people will rally against a Republican socialist, but if WE don’t, who will?

But, yes, I will be where I need to be in the general, but we’re in a primary I thought. Media is trying to end this thing, that’s for sure. Thank you, PF...... Rita


51 posted on 04/11/2012 7:20:20 AM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT.)
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To: RitaOK
I’m stickin’ with Newt.

That's cute.

Some are still sticking with Fred Thompson. They just know it might pull it out.

Reality bites:

Newt turned out to be the little engine who could------n't. If he couldn't win more than 2 primaries, what magic will make him win againt Obama?


52 posted on 04/11/2012 7:22:14 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: RitaOK
Don't let your anger or overemotional reflexes, direct your thinking or your actions.

This is not as extreme as many here are trying to escalate them to. Everyone needs to just calm down and get grounded in reality again.

We need to beat Obama. Period. There should be no other concern at the moment. There is way too much emphasis being placed on defeating our own side, which will guarantee that we fail.

The real enemy is raging out of control right before our eyes. Look at the National Debt, Inflation/food prices, Energy prices, refineries/Coal mines being shut down weekly, 88 million people have left the work force, etc,,,,.

We all have much bigger fish to fry, than to destroy the candidate that the voters among our own party have chosen. To band with the Democrats, to help them destroy us, is the equivalent of helping a firing squad take aim, by helping them steady the rifles that are aimed directly at our own heads.

53 posted on 04/11/2012 7:36:25 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: TomGuy

Yaaawn.

Aren’t you late for your finger painting class by now?


54 posted on 04/11/2012 7:39:58 AM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT.)
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To: LibFreeUSA
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.

Your advice would be more palatable if it was at all factual. Here in VA the rules WERE changed after the fact, with the support of a Romney-backing governor, and Romney held to a different standard than the other candidates (except wacko Paul, of course). I never got a chance to vote for Gingrich or Santorum, because the powers-that-be gamed the system to deny me that choice. Don't pee down my back and tell me it's raining (or that I have to enthusiastically support a moderate shoved down my throat).

We ARE NOT on the same side. I am on the side of personal freedom, small responsible government, moral values, and American exceptionalism. Romney is a medical-mandate, big spending, gay-marriage implementing, big government establishment RINO. Even if he's better than Obama, he's still bad! And you expect me to be HAPPY about it?!?!?!

55 posted on 04/11/2012 7:40:16 AM PDT by Charles H. (The_r0nin) (Hwaet! Lar bith maest hord, sothlice!)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

I am angry, yes, but don’t see my post as overly emotional, given all the givens we both agree upon.

I conceded that I will be where I need to be on election day, but I see no need to throw the rest of the primary for the quirky one, who has yet to utter a word on the specifics of resolving squat, especially when there stands Newt. But, that’s just me.


56 posted on 04/11/2012 7:51:17 AM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT.)
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To: q_an_a
Criminal Penalty for passing a bad check in Utah.

Less than $200 - up to 6 months or $299 or both; more than $200 but less than $300 - up to one year or $1,000 or both. More than $300 but less than $1,000 - up to five years or $5,000 or both; more than $1,000 - up to 15 years or $1,000 or both.

57 posted on 04/11/2012 7:54:54 AM PDT by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage (Of course that's Michelle, I would know that underbite anywhere.)
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To: Charles H. (The_r0nin); VinL

WHOO HOOOOH! Cut to THEEEEE chase! I’m all over THAT!

I’m also in until Newt’s out!

(To borrow a phrase from VinL.)


58 posted on 04/11/2012 7:55:02 AM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT.)
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To: LibsRJerks

Speaker of the House is not a “manager”, in fact, if you want to use this as ‘evidence’ of his ‘managerial’ abilities, there’s not much of a positive reputation from his underlings on that score for his tenure as “Speaker of the House”.


59 posted on 04/11/2012 7:55:23 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: MHGinTN
-"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."

I have never been a Romney supporter. You just seem to easily disparage factual opinion if it doesn't fit your "I worship ______" (fill in the blank). Yes, of course it has to be "Romney talking points", if you try to point out the obvious weakness of a candidate.

60 posted on 04/11/2012 8:01:56 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: q_an_a

Geez yourself. I did read the “story” and saw where some official had reported. So do you think that Newt wrote the hot check? Or maybe Newt refused to return their call?

Maybe they stopped payment when someone finally figured out that pissin away $500 in Utah could have been better spent elsewhere.

Geez, you think maybe Mitt’s dirtyassed campaign could be behind any of this?????

If it comes down to Mitt or nobama, of course I’ll vote Mitt, but we are by no means to that point yet. Regardless of what all the Mittbots want to make us think he ain’t got the nomination yet and I’ll stick with Newt until whomever is nominated.


61 posted on 04/11/2012 8:01:56 AM PDT by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: X-spurt
What I have suggested to many folks unhappy with the present challenger, chosen via the primaries, is to WORK to get rid of the congress of old lawyers. Luger and Hatch are two and Marchant in TX could go too. Remember it is a bunch of folks sending money back to their district during Bush 2002-2007 that ruined the republican party image of conservatives in Wahsington.

The EPA story about the folks in Idaho and their wet lands started under Bush not Obambi. It is time to clean out the government, presidents have not done much, maybe some new congressmen and women would help us get control.

62 posted on 04/11/2012 8:16:49 AM PDT by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: Charles H. (The_r0nin)
-"Romney is a medical-mandate, big spending, gay-marriage implementing, big government establishment RINO. Even if he's better than Obama, he's still bad! And you expect me to be HAPPY about it?!?!?!"

No. Why would I expect you to be "happy about it". When, I am not "happy" about it either.

You want to blame somebody for us having Romney as the nominee? Blame both Gingrich and Santorum for both being selfish and staying in the race to split up the the conservative / anti-Romney vote.

After South Carolina, both of them should have met to see who had the best chance, resources, and support to unite against Romney. They didn't. And why didn't they? Because of the primary reason they got into the race to begin with - because it was more about "them", and not a vision of advancing the conservative agenda of 2010.

They only reason either of these two got the support they did at the end, was not on any account of their past following, or track records, or accomplishments, it was because the conservative voters had nowhere else to go following the implosions of Perry, Bachmann, and Cain. That's the only reason anybody wound up supporting these two candidates. These two, who neither were above 5% in the polls in August 2011, wound up looking like 'saviors' to many who were still hoping for some 'conservative' knight in shining armor to rescue the day. Sadly, they both chose to run their own 'personal' campaigns until they were no more, and with it the hopes to be able to defeat Romney and keep him from getting the nomination.

You can cry all you want about it, and call other people out by saying "WE ARE NOT ON THE SAME SIDE" when you don't want to face the facts and don't want to hear why we are stuck with Romney.

By the way, Newt ran a disastrous campaign, and couldn't manage anything. He should get all the credit for not qualifying in VA, not Romney.

63 posted on 04/11/2012 8:31:55 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: LibFreeUSA

I worship God, and not the god of LDS inc. Are you a Mormon, making such foolery comments and trying to pretend you’re not hyping Milt Rominy?


64 posted on 04/11/2012 8:48:20 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN

I am a Roman Catholic, and I am not “hyping Milt Romney”, and I am not a Romney supporter, and no, I don’t have a problem with a Mormon becoming President solely based on their religion, unless we have Mormon terrorists out there.


65 posted on 04/11/2012 8:56:54 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: JediJones

I agreee...if Texas changes to all or nothing...then there are 150 delegate points for Newt... as no self respecting Texan is going to vote for Mitt Romney (Obamacare Lite) after he announced that he wouldn’t come to Texas and debate.


66 posted on 04/11/2012 8:57:29 AM PDT by willyd (your credibility deficit is screwing up my bs meter...)
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To: LibFreeUSA

The state of Utah will vote for Milt Rominy because he is a fellow mormon and a hgih Priest int hat cult. Your efforts to destroy Newt’s image are duly noted and claiming to be Roman Catholic isn’t a plus when you are posting duplicitous crap. A true Catholic wouldn’t be accusing a fellow Christian of ‘worshipping’ some politician. ... To put it another way, I don’t believe you for a second.


67 posted on 04/11/2012 9:01:59 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: LibFreeUSA
You want to blame somebody for us having Romney as the nominee? Blame both Gingrich and Santorum for both being selfish and staying in the race to split up the the conservative / anti-Romney vote.

You're delusional. Santorum has had the fight all to himself for the past month or so (with Gingrich in the single digits) and hasn't made a dent. Why? Because the Republican establishment did their best to stack the deck. They made sure the funding, the press (i.e. Fox News, et al.), the endorsements all came in for Romney early. Romney and the GOP-e BOUGHT this nomination... before the process even started. The amazing thing is how much the people were able to resist. Romney should have had it wrapped up in February... but the actual voters didn't like him. So the money went to target and smear every not-Romney in contention. There is no doubt in my mind that Romney money funded the Cain accusers, the Gingrich smears, the Santorum rumors... not a doubt.

So we are not "stuck" with Romney... we were stuck with Romney (from the beginning). Which is why the Republican party won't be getting a dime of my money or a minute of my time. I'll support local candidates who are worthy, but the national GOP is dead to me...

68 posted on 04/11/2012 9:17:20 AM PDT by Charles H. (The_r0nin) (Hwaet! Lar bith maest hord, sothlice!)
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To: MHGinTN
-"To put it another way, I don’t believe you for a second."

No problem. That's entirely your choice.

69 posted on 04/11/2012 9:20:19 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: Charles H. (The_r0nin)

Hear here! Well and truly stated.


70 posted on 04/11/2012 9:22:15 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN

Newt still has time. All he has to do is start talking about Obama’s forged credentials.

How bad does he want it? (Or should I say how bad does he want to stay alive.)


71 posted on 04/11/2012 10:57:13 AM PDT by JohnnyP
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To: NavyCanDo
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Romney "does not" win the GOP 2012 nomination ...

It will be Newt and Sarah Palin ...


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72 posted on 04/11/2012 12:08:27 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: NavyCanDo

You really believe that there is a difference between Obama and Romney?

The two wings of the Government Party offer you the choice of a disorganized and self indulgent megalomaniac leftwing progressive,Obama, or the focused and self disciplined megalomaniac leftwing progressive,Romney. The organized one -will- accomplish more harm if elected.

PS; a Chief is always right


73 posted on 04/11/2012 12:15:22 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Obama is Romney lite)
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To: q_an_a
It was reported by FOX it was a cashiers check. How does a Cashiers check bounce???? BTW how many congress critters bounce checks? He may have someone trying to cause havoc in his inner circle.
74 posted on 04/13/2012 9:35:07 AM PDT by lula ( We cannot afford 4 more years of the Won!)
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To: lula
maybe this section of a story at National Review might help explain my feelings about Newt's financial decision process

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.

The scramble to retire debt comes as Newt Gingrich is loaning his campaign thousands of dollars to keep him out on the trail, and he’s eying an uncertain political and financial future, since “Newt, Inc.” — the network of companies and non-profits that made his fortune – has crumbled.

“They overspent to keep up the appearances of being a top-tier candidate,” asserted Greg Fournier, a Central Florida consultant who chaired Gingrich’s effort in Daytona Beach’s Volusia County. “If you have a campaign bus and you’re flying in on a chartered jet, but you do not have the money for that, you end up sacrificing your ground game,” he said. . . . -

75 posted on 04/13/2012 2:03:34 PM PDT by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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