Gingrich will try to reset strategy
February 4th, 2012
10:38 PM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich will try to reset strategy

(CNN) - Newt Gingrich is expected to emphasize a more positive message Saturday following his second straight loss.

Gingrich has been meeting with his staff in the last two days and is aiming to reset his campaign strategy and message going forward, sources tell CNN.
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Romney thanks supporters as CNN projects win in Nevada
February 4th, 2012
10:21 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney thanks supporters as CNN projects win in Nevada

Las Vegas (CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney thanked supporters Saturday night for handing him their "vote of confidence" and vowed to "take it to the White House."

CNN projects that the former Massachusetts governor will win Saturday's Republican caucuses in Nevada, making him the first GOP candidate in this campaign cycle to score back-to-back victories.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Nevada • Newt Gingrich • Rick Santorum • Ron Paul
Romney wins Nevada caucuses, CNN projects
February 4th, 2012
10:02 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney wins Nevada caucuses, CNN projects

(CNN) - CNN has projected former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will win Saturday's Republican caucuses in Nevada.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Nevada
Romney backer calls on Gingrich to drop out
February 4th, 2012
08:32 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney backer calls on Gingrich to drop out

Las Vegas (CNN) - One of Mitt Romney's leading backers in Congress is publicly calling on Newt Gingrich to drop out of the presidential race.

Nevada Rep. Joe Heck, who has been closely allied with Romney since his 2008 presidential bid, said the results of Saturday's Nevada caucuses - likely a blowout win for Romney - should be a wake-up call for Gingrich.
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Romney faults stimulus at plant that received $2.3 million
February 4th, 2012
08:10 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney faults stimulus at plant that received $2.3 million

Colorado Springs, Colorado (CNN) - Hailing a metal engineering plant that received $2.3 million in stimulus funds as a small business success story, on Saturday Mitt Romney told an audience at the plant the federal recovery program "did not do the job."

Romney said the millions in federal funds granted to Springs Fabrication in Colorado Springs had not created any new jobs at the plant.
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Filed under: 2012 • Colorado • Mitt Romney • Stimulus
Live blog of the Nevada caucuses
Voters check in as they arrive to caucus for the Republican presidential candidate at Palo Verde High School February 4, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
February 4th, 2012
06:11 PM ET
3 years ago

Live blog of the Nevada caucuses

(CNN) - Mitt Romney won the Nevada caucuses Saturday in the fifth state to vote on the road to the White House. The former Massachusetts governor was favored to win in the Silver State, becoming the first presidential contender this cycle to win two contests back to back. The caucuses were open to more than 470,000 registered Republicans who chose between Romney, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and Rep. Ron Paul of Texas.

Below is our reporting from our reporters and producers. See the results at CNNPolitics.com and on Twitter at #cnnelections. Read more here.

11:43 p.m. ET - @PeterHambyCNN: Newt is backing the New York Giants (95 delegates) over the New England Patriots (41 delegates).

11:40 p.m. ET
- @Jon2012girls: Sources confirm Romney fam is getting wild tonight in Trump's penthouse. We hear malt milkshake hangovers are the worst. #andweareback

11:38 p.m. ET - With 43% of the vote reporting, Romney received 44% support followed by Gingrich at 25%, Paul at 18% and Santorum at 12%.

11:36 p.m. ET - @donnabrazile: Memo to old school politics: Newt is being Newt. Ain't pretty folks...But, the fmr gentleman from Georgia will never surrender. Get over it!

11:35 p.m. ET
- When asked if he would run a positive campaign going forward, as previously reported, Gingrich said he will give positive speeches, but that it is difficult to get the media to cover positive events. Negative campaigning is part of the process, he said.

"I stayed relentlessly positive in Iowa, and I lost by 22 points," Gingrich said. "I think it is terrible the American system is reduced to negative ads, some of them false."

11:32 p.m. ET - Gingrich said he will have mechanisms to combat what he called Romney's "substantially dishonest" comments by the next debate.

"If you can't tell the truth as a candidate for president, how can the country possibly expect you to lead as president?," Gingrich asked referring to Romney's comments in the last debate in Florida.

11:25 p.m. ET - Gingrich said he intends to compete for the GOP nomination in every state in the U.S. and will be on par with Romney by the Texas primary on April 3.

"In a few more weeks I'll be ahead in Gallup again," Gingrich predicted of his national poll numbers.

11:22 p.m. ET
- @jimacostacnn: Gingrich accuses Romney camp of spreading rumors that he will drop out. Calls it "their greatest fantasy."

11:21 p.m. ET - @PeterHambyCNN: Gingrich *again* dismisses Romney win in "Mormon" Nevada. Been doing that since Florida.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Nevada • Newt Gingrich • Rick Santorum • Ron Paul
Gingrich and Adelson met in Vegas
February 4th, 2012
06:00 PM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich and Adelson met in Vegas

(CNN) – The Newt Gingrich campaign held a meeting with approximately 60 donors Friday in Las Vegas, including casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, a source with knowledge of the session told CNN.

Gingrich, who attended the meeting, had a brief discussion with Adelson at the session, the source said.
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Filed under: 2012 • Nevada • Newt Gingrich
Votes tallied at Las Vegas caucus site
February 4th, 2012
12:54 PM ET
3 years ago

Votes tallied at Las Vegas caucus site

Las Vegas (CNN) - Ballots have been counted for one precinct caucusing at Becker Middle School in Las Vegas. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won precinct 3807 with 36 votes, followed by Texas Rep. Ron Paul, who had 8 votes. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum both took 3 votes.

Before the ballots were cast, six people spoke on behalf of the candidates. Three spoke in favor of Paul, and three spoke for Romney.

After the speeches, ballots were distributed and voters made their picks.


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Nevada
Nevada's triple economic whammy
February 4th, 2012
12:42 PM ET
3 years ago

Nevada's triple economic whammy

New York (CNNMoney) - The Great Recession has dealt Nevada a losing hand.

The Silver State, which will hold the Republican caucus on Saturday, has the dubious distinction of leading the nation in unemployment, foreclosure filings and share of homes worth less than the mortgages on them.

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Filed under: 2012 • Economy • Nevada
Photo: Caucus day in Nevada
February 4th, 2012
11:56 AM ET
3 years ago

Photo: Caucus day in Nevada

Las Vegas (CNN) – Nevadans began arriving at caucus sites in Nevada Saturday to select a candidate for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. Above, voters arrive at Becker Middle School, where residents of 16 precincts will caucus. Voting gets underway at the top of the hour.


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