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Newt’s Top Advisers Take Ball, Go Home

June 10, 2011 by  

Newt’s Top Advisers Take Ball, Go Home

Many have voiced their unhappiness with Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s decision to pursue the 2012 Republican nod for the Presidency. Unfortunately for Gingrich, some of his campaign’s top advisers apparently count themselves among the unbelievers.

A large number of Gingrich’s strategists, advisors and senior staff members recently left the campaign en masse, some to support other candidates.

“Among the senior staff members Gingrich is losing are spokesman Rick Tyler and campaign manager Rob Johnson, along with other strategists. Insiders say Gingrich and senior aides were unable to agree on the direction of the campaign,” FoxNews.com reported on Thursday.

“Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, who was a co-chairman of Gingrich’s campaign until Thursday, has now joined former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s team.”

The mass exodus puts Gingrich in a difficult position, but on Thursday Gingrich assured his Facebook fans he is still in the race. “I am committed to running the substantive, solutions-oriented campaign I set out to run earlier this spring,” he wrote.

“The source said those resignations came following disagreements about how to use campaign resources including the candidate’s time,” the article read.

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  • Dan az

    It most really hurt sitting on that fence all these years.And to think that you would even try to run is amazing to me.Even your own people see how ridiculous that was.
    After RealClearPolitics first reported last month that aides to Texas Gov. Rick Perry have been putting out feelers for a presidential bid, many pundits dismissed the prospects of Perry following through, noting that his top political aides were already working for Newt Gingrich’s campaign.

    Those aides have now resigned from Gingrich’s presidential effort, and Perry has admitted publicly that he is actively considering a White House run.

    Two of Perry’s longtime political aides, Dave Carney and Rob Johnson, were among the large group of advisers who announced Thursday that they were leaving Gingrich’s team. Carney has been a top political adviser to Perry for 14 years and continues to counsel him, and Johnson managed his most recent gubernatorial campaign.

    Republican insiders expect that both would join a Perry presidential effort if he were to launch one.

  • JimH

    Newt is better than what we have NOW. I still think we can do even better though.
    BY BY NEWT.

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