Gingrich: Santorum ran 'remarkable campaign'
April 10th, 2012
03:13 PM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich: Santorum ran 'remarkable campaign'

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich wasted no time going after Rick Santorum's backers on Tuesday, following his opponent's decision to end to his White House bid.

"I humbly ask Senator Santorum's supporters to visit Newt.org to review my conservative record and join us as we bring these values to Tampa," Gingrich said in a statement. "We know well that only a conservative can protect life, defend the Constitution, restore jobs and growth and return to a balanced budget."

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Gingrich commended Santorum on his presidential run, saying the former Pennsylvania senator "waged a remarkable campaign."

"His success is a testament to his tenacity and the power of conservative principles," Gingrich said.

The former House speaker repeated his promise to stay in the race until the nomination is clinched, even if that means taking it to the national convention in August.

"I am committed to staying in this race all the way to Tampa so that the conservative movement has a real choice," he said.

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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich • Rick Santorum
soundoff (47 Responses)
  1. Fair is Fair

    Hey Newt... I like you and all, but give it a few hours before swooping in like a buzzard, mmmmmmkay?

    April 10, 2012 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  2. cali girl

    I am sure Newty is drooling. I for one would like to see the circus continue, just exactly who will be driving the clown car.

    April 10, 2012 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  3. Lee

    Seriously Newt? this race ended in Georgia for you. Get over it.

    April 10, 2012 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  4. Richie

    I was hoping for a three-way a little longer to garuntee the GOP electorate was particularly dejected come gametime.

    April 10, 2012 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  5. Michael Vick©™

    Yes. Now Gingrich has a better chance winning.

    April 10, 2012 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  6. caeser

    Newt ...It's over.

    April 10, 2012 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  7. Lee

    It will be funny if Ron Paul comes in second in the races ahead. That should send the memo Newt didn't read yet.

    April 10, 2012 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  8. John 3:16

    It's closing time and Mitt and Newt are the only girls left at the bar............

    April 10, 2012 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  9. PotD

    Gee, Newt is really unbelievable.

    April 10, 2012 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  10. Serdich

    ..ha he is still moving...should spray more Raid...

    April 10, 2012 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  11. Freeb

    Stay in Newt, keep Mitt on his heels. Obama – 4 more years baby.

    April 10, 2012 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  12. douje

    Go Newt Go.

    April 10, 2012 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  13. JT

    News to Newt, if you don't win 5 states you can't even be on the first ballot at a contested convention. Good luck with your pipe dream of this somehow getting past that point (with on Romney on the ballot) to a brokered convention.

    April 10, 2012 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  14. David in FL

    I am committed to appearing to stay in this race until my 4.5 M $ campaign debt is retired and I can get the heck out of dodge safe and sound.. until then please don't doubt my sincerity

    April 10, 2012 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  15. Punisher2000

    Vultures all of them.

    April 10, 2012 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  16. Punisher2000

    While not in favor of his policies, I hope the little Bella gets well. No one deserves this kind of torture.

    April 10, 2012 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  17. johnborg

    Santorum realized he can't win; Gingrich can't see past his inflated ego.

    April 10, 2012 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  18. SUBS 4 VOTES

    What makes you think the Ayatollah's followers are going to follow a pathological adulterer. You and Santorum are like night and day.

    April 10, 2012 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  19. Valentina

    Newt, sorry to be so frank with you, but there is no life left in your campaign, obviously you are the only one who fails to see it. And you call yourself a visionary?

    April 10, 2012 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  20. Don

    Thank god

    April 10, 2012 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  21. Todd in DC

    Whatever. From here on out, the GOP primary is merely a coronation.

    April 10, 2012 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  22. Mr Bilek

    No one cares what the Newt thinks. He thinks he's run a remarkable campaign, after all.....

    April 10, 2012 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  23. Joshua

    Haha..Newt is an idiot if he actually thinks by staying in the race he will get the nomination. At this stage of the game, he has ZERO chance!

    April 10, 2012 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  24. vote the Tea Party OUT in 2012

    Ol' Newtie just can not bring himself to say he is defeated and his popularity even in his own party is gone the way of the dodo bird.

    April 10, 2012 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  25. gorddicnn

    Who cares. They all are poor choices.

    April 10, 2012 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
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