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Gingrich May Contest Florida Primary

February 2, 2012 by  

Gingrich May Contest Florida Primary

Newt Gingrich is reportedly contesting the Florida primary results because of a Republican National Committee rule that says there can be no winner-take-all State primaries prior to April 1.

The Gingrich campaign is demanding that Mitt Romney split the 50 delegates that he won in the State based on percentage, according to a Fox News report.

The RNC sent a warning to the Republican Party of Florida stating that a winner-take-all States could not have a primary until April 1, but says it has no further authority to intervene unless Gingrich files a proper contest to the results.

Romney had a double-digit victory in Florida, gaining 46 percent of the vote to Gingrich’s 32 percent.  Rick Santorum received 13 percent of the vote, and Ron Paul finished with 7 percent.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • Mark Solomon

    So as well as being an arrogant egotistical corrupt unfaithful big government Washington insider pretending to be a Conservative, Newt is also a poor loser. Are there really people left who think this poor excuse for a leader is fit for high office?

    • APN

      Given the current office holder, ABSOLUTELY!

  • s c

    It seems that Newter knows the rules better than the omniscients at the ‘Republican’ Party. It would be nice if the ‘Republicans could abide by their own rules. These days, anybody who follows rules [or even LAWS] is better than most other folks – especially the Anointed Law-Breaker in the White House.

  • Earl, QUEENS, NY

    If I’m not mistaken, John McCain did oppose at least one of Obama’s radical court appointments, as well as Obamacare and the failed $800+ billion stimulus/porkulus bill which has been added to future baselines. Porkulus alone has tripled GW Bush’s largest deficits in future FY budgets!! Although a poor campaigner, it’s obvious McCain would’ve been a better POTUS than BHO. But what about Romney?? He may be a good campaigner, and is probably no worse than BHO. But, has Romney actually ever done anything to prove he’s better than Obama?? I could care less what this RINO promises between now and November, as it’s probably nothing more than GHW Bush saying: “Read my lips – no new taxes”. At least Bush Sr. apologized (although not forgiven by voters in 1992) for his mistake. We don’t hear the RINO Romney admitting that Romneycare was a mistake and is a disaster. So why are so many primary voters and the GOP so eager to nominate another lemon who’s worse than McCain?? Newt Gingrich has some faults, but he has a good conservative record from the 1990s. What conservative record does Nitwit Romney have??

    The more I read and hear about Nitwit Obamney, the more I want to shout at the GOP and the many uninformed voters in states like Florida. Ask yourself – do you think today’s leftwing democrap party would nominate a Herman Cain or Michelle Bachmann type conservative?? LOL!! No way!! So why should the GOP nominate a RINO lemon like Mitt Obam-ney?? If you really want to save America, then the 2012 election is too critical to repeat past mistakes. Why nominate a RINO like Mitt-nitwit Romneycare????? ….. And BTW, I still disagree with your site and its commentors who want Ron Paul for president. But if it’s of any consolation to you, I will agree that Ron Paul may be somewhat better than Obama and Romney on economic and constitutional issues.

    • APN

      Good post! I agree completely.

      Why is the GOP pushing Rhombo anyway? PROGRESSIVE!!!! The elites can continue to rape and pillage we Americans while living like KINGS.

      Why are they bashing Newt? Newt obviously ruffled a few feathers with 4 years of a balanced budget with a surplus, welfare reform and numerous other conservative victories. That’s why I see Newt as THE MAN to shake Washington up and get us back on a path to fiscal conservatism, and yes, back to constitutional governance.

      I’ll take Newt or Ron Paul any day of the week and twice on Sunday over RINO Rhombo. I see no improvement at all in replacing one liberal with another, like replacing Obama with Romney.

    • Thinking About

      Since you brought up pork or earmarks, they was still occurring in 2011 and Ron Paul was one of four Republicans to add earmarks.

  • hoser

    Great Newt. We’ll give half the delegates to Ron Paul! Thanx for bringing this to our attention…

  • jopa

    I was able to finally hear what Ron Paul has to say.MSNBC telecast ed most of a speech Paul was giving in Minnesota last night and he sounded real good.I don’t know why so many on this site never heard his real message or perhaps he has changed his speech somewhat.Last night he said all this economic disaster came about mainly from the Bush era that was controlled totally by the Republicans.With their wild unchecked spending, stupid wars,and giving so much power to a President that he can become a dictator.I liked his ideas on auditing the Fed and his way of controlling our deficit.I would smoke a joint with Ron Paul have a beer with Obama,not the Grinch and Romney is too good for me, I don’t make 100 million a year and he is a pansy anyway.


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