Rappers 'Hoot for Newt'
James Johnson, Newt Gingrich supporter and "Newt Hoot" rapper, stands on stage with the Republican presidential candidate. Photo by Erika Dimmler/CNN
January 28th, 2012
11:54 PM ET
2 years ago

Rappers 'Hoot for Newt'

Tampa, Florida (CNN) – Not many people would associate Newt Gingrich with rap music, but now one can, thanks to three enterprising Florida teenagers who wrote "Hoot for Newt."

"Yeah hoot, hoot, hoot. Hey everybody vote for Newt," is the chorus concocted by St. Lucie 18-year-olds James Johnson, Franco Hurtado, and Tyler Arcia.
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Newt Gingrich
January 28th, 2012
09:13 PM ET
2 years ago

Herman Cain endorses Gingrich

(CNN) - Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain endorsed Newt Gingrich Saturday at an event in West Palm Beach, Florida.

"I hereby officially and enthusiastically endorse Newt Gingrich for president of the United States," Cain said during a meeting of the Palm Beach County Republican Party.
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Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • Newt Gingrich
Gingrich pushes his conservative background to Florida GOP
January 28th, 2012
07:49 PM ET
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Gingrich pushes his conservative background to Florida GOP

Winter Park, Florida (CNN) - Newt Gingrich cautioned against crowning Mitt Romney the Republican presidential nominee and pushed his own Washington experience as the answer to the nation's woes as he campaigned in Florida on Saturday.

"We have to have a conservative, otherwise we're going to be as frustrated with the Republican as we were with the Democrat," Gingrich said before an audience of hundreds here at Aloma Baptist Church. "We've tried an amateur for the last three years, and the truth is while he may be good at business, Governor Romney has never had one day of experience trying to get something done in Washington on a scale, on a big scale."
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Newt Gingrich
Romney picks up Gingrich attacks
January 28th, 2012
04:47 PM ET
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Romney picks up Gingrich attacks

Panama City, Florida (CNN) – After largely ignoring Newt Gingrich in a series of campaign stops, Mitt Romney on Saturday called his chief GOP rival "a very nice fellow" and "a great guy with a lot of great ideas."

But Romney wasn't calling a truce in the drawn-out battle between the two front-runners for the Republican nomination. Amid the compliments, the former Massachusetts governor aimed a flurry of blows at Gingrich over his leadership as House speaker.
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Mitt Romney
Gingrich justifies debate performances
January 28th, 2012
03:51 PM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich justifies debate performances

Port St. Lucie, Florida (CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich blamed rival Mitt Romney Saturday for his two lackluster debate performances this week.

“You cannot debate somebody who is dishonest. You just can’t,” Gingrich said. “People say I’m a good debater. I can’t debate somebody who won’t tell the truth.”
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Newt Gingrich
January 28th, 2012
03:51 PM ET
2 years ago

L.L. Bean heiress backs Paul

Freeport, Maine (CNN) - Linda Bean, an heiress to famed Maine outfitter L.L. Bean, came out in support of Ron Paul on Saturday as the candidate made a campaign swing through the state.

Bean, who is a part owner of her family's company and sits on its board, said she is a longtime supporter of the Texas congressman. She backed his 2008 presidential bid, but hasn't made a public endorsement in the current race until now.
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Filed under: 2012 • Maine • Ron Paul
NBC wants Romney camp to stop airing ad
January 28th, 2012
01:09 PM ET
2 years ago

NBC wants Romney camp to stop airing ad

(CNN) – NBC News is asking Mitt Romney's presidential campaign to stop airing an anti-Newt Gingrich television ad that utilizes an extended clip from their evening news program.

In a statement Saturday, former NBC "Nightly News" anchor Tom Brokaw, who is featured in the ad reporting on Gingrich's 1997 ethics investigation, said, "I am extremely uncomfortable with the extended use of my personal image in this political ad. I do not want my role as a journalist compromised for political gain by any campaign."
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Voight, McCain join Romney for lighthearted rally
January 28th, 2012
12:26 PM ET
2 years ago

Voight, McCain join Romney for lighthearted rally

Pensacola, Florida (CNN) – In a rally that at times seemed more like a stand-up comedy routine, a host of high-profile supporters joined Mitt Romney on stage at a picturesque Pensacola restaurant Saturday.

Actor Jon Voight, who was a steadfast and outspoken supporter of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani in 2008, addressed the audience along with Sen. John McCain, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and Rep. Jeff Miller of Florida.
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • John McCain • Mitt Romney
New Romney ad focuses on Gingrich’s ethics violation
January 28th, 2012
10:58 AM ET
2 years ago

New Romney ad focuses on Gingrich’s ethics violation

(CNN) – Three days before Florida’s Republican presidential primary, Mitt Romney’s campaign blasted Newt Gingrich through a new television ad released Saturday.

Airing in the Sunshine State, the commercial zeroes in on the former House speaker’s reprimand from Congress over a 1997 ethics violation.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Congress • Florida • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich
In GOP address, Rubio rebuts Obama's State of the Union
January 28th, 2012
07:27 AM ET
2 years ago

In GOP address, Rubio rebuts Obama's State of the Union

(CNN) - Florida Sen. Marco Rubio on Saturday accused the president of failed leadership during the weekly Republican address as political attention turns to his home state leading up to its primary.

Rubio, who is popular among the GOP presidential contenders, focused on the president's State of the Union address.
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Marco Rubio
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