Gingrich to attend cattle call in New Orleans
June 10th, 2011
08:35 AM ET
4 years ago

Gingrich to attend cattle call in New Orleans

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) – We're learning a bit more about where Newt Gingrich will be over the next week.

An aide close to the former House speaker and Republican presidential candidate tells CNN that Gingrich will still speak Thursday at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, which runs Thursday through Saturday. Many of the GOP presidential candidates and potential candidates are scheduled to speak at the event, which will also hold a presidential nomination straw poll.

After many of Gingrich's top campaign officials and advisers jumped ship Thursday, Gingrich responded with a message on his Facebook page saying "I am committed to running the substantive, solutions-oriented campaign I set out to run earlier this spring. The campaign begins anew Sunday in Los Angeles."

The event to which Gingrich refers is a foreign policy speech he's scheduled to give to a Republican group in Beverly Hills, California. Gingrich is also expected to attend a CNN/WMUR/New Hampshire Union Leader debate in Manchester Monday.

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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Rudy NYC

    The staff resigning is surprising news to me. The last thing that I expected out of Newt Gingrich. Poor guy is having a rough ride of it. One of the worst campaign starts that I have ever seen. He must need a vacation.

    June 10, 2011 08:45 am at 8:45 am |
  2. Ancient Texan

    Newt has been considered one of the smartest on the political scene, until recently he's made multiple gaffes. He may have just ended his run by his own doing.

    June 10, 2011 08:47 am at 8:47 am |
  3. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Gingrich to attend cattle call in New Orleans
    --------------------------------------------------
    Why bother?
    Your PAID staff bailed on you.
    You couldn't even 'smoke and mirror' THEM into believeing in your "vision". What makes you think anybody else will?
    Stop spinning wasting time and money.
    Bow out of the race.

    June 10, 2011 08:57 am at 8:57 am |
  4. carrotroot

    Newt's campaign is basically over. His burned whatever remaining bridges he had with fiscal conservatives after his criticism of the Ryan plan. Now most of his own staff abandoned him. Not a good sign.

    June 10, 2011 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  5. logic in LA

    Republicans seem to gather as often as Macy's has sales! They must have a lot of money to waste to hear the same thing over and over.

    June 10, 2011 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  6. bb

    Newt's staffers are jumping ship faster than he can spout the usual Republican buzz phrases and general empty bs to gain support from the easily duped. Or is it that, his base just realized that he has done much worse than Anthony Weiner on a regular basis while in public service?

    June 10, 2011 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  7. The Other Campaign Strategist @ 115th & Amsterdam Avenue

    Newt –

    Please stay in the race. Your presence adds to the confusion in the GOP which restricts others from getting campaign donations and looking down staff members.

    While you are at it, Sarah, please keep educating Americans on "your version" of OUR American History. It continues to show how unimformed you are – and not the rest of us. It also shows who the GOP powers that be want to court as their supporters by allowing you to stay in the picture.

    The President`s intellect is clear – and it gives most Americans comfort. The college-professor-sounding Newt Gingrich was supposed to be the Republican party`s answer to counter Barack Obama`s brains.

    Now it`s clear that he`s just not. This is the Party of No. As in no Ideas or solutions.

    I`m going with the smart kid in class. I`m going with Obama.

    June 10, 2011 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  8. diridi

    why in new oleans? to get that another GOP thug, the india dude, bobby zindagal to VP??????I pity you, America....Drive these GOP thugs out of power.....first, you are alright.....o,k,

    June 10, 2011 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  9. Rudy NYC

    Maybe the mutiny by his staff is a sign that the Newt's assimilariton by the new-cons didn't take. Newt is not a Locutus. He and his staff seem to have deep philosophical (ideological?) differences on how to run his campaign. The Goodship Gingrich sails on.

    June 10, 2011 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  10. Debbie from Arizona

    Republican Leadership Conference? What leadership? I wouldn't give a penny for any of these Republican candidates. What a joke. The GOP has completely lost touch with reality. They are alienating everyone – teachers, police, fire fighters, seniors, any union workers, students – anyone who is middle/working class. Who's left to vote for these people? Obama 2012!!

    June 10, 2011 10:09 am at 10:09 am |