Peachtree City, Georgia (CNN) – Newt Gingrich rallied Friday night in Georgia, where his 20-year congressional career began and where the candidate suggested his presidential prospects could end.
"I would hope to win here and I think, given the years that I spent both helping represent the state in Congress but also helping grow the Republican Party, I think I have some reasonably good likelihood of winning here," said Gingrich, who will make three campaign stops in metro Atlanta Saturday.
(CNN) – Newt Gingrich's campaign sent letters to certain TV stations Friday warning them against airing a commercial paid for by a super PAC supporting Mitt Romney.
According to the letter, the campaign claims the ad is "fundamentally NOT TRUE."
San Francisco, California (CNN) - Newt Gingrich will be joined by another Georgia political heavyweight when he travels to that state later this week.
Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond confirms that businessman and former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain will campaign with the former Georgia congressman Saturday. There will be a rally in Cobb County Saturday afternoon. Earlier in the day, Gingrich holds two town halls in Forsyth and Gwinnett counties. He will kick off his visit with a rally in Peachtree City Friday evening.
(CNN) - Georgia Rep. Jack Kingston, a strong Newt Gingrich backer, said Wednesday Rick Santorum made big gains the previous night as a result of the ongoing battle between Gingrich and Mitt Romney.
"Santorum has benefited from the fact that it has been perceived as a two-man race. All the attacks have been on Newt. Now if Rick is going to be rising in the polls, I think he's going to start getting negative ads too," Kingston said on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien."
(CNN) – A Georgia state lawmaker who had been backing Newt Gingrich for the Republican presidential nomination will announce Tuesday that he's now supporting Mitt Romney.
According to the Romney campaign, Georgia State Rep. David Casas will hold a news conference Tuesday afternoon to announce he is no longer backing the former House speaker, who represented Georgia's sixth congressional district for two decades, and instead will endorse the former Massachusetts governor.
(CNN) - Herman Cain has invited top supporters and donors to meet with him Saturday in Atlanta before he announces the fate of his campaign at an event there, CNN has confirmed.
A supporter, who is attending the session, told CNN the attendees are expecting the GOP presidential candidate to tell them during the meeting whether or not he will continue with his campaign.
Washington (CNN) - The Georgia Republican Party announced it will host a GOP presidential debate with CNN on March 1, less than one week before “Super Tuesday.”
In announcing the debate, Georgia Republican Party Chair Sue Everhart highlighted the key role the delegate-rich Peach State will play in helping the GOP chooses its presidential nominee.
Atlanta (CNN) - Most people know presidential hopeful Herman Cain as a businessman and former CEO of Godfather's Pizza. But in Atlanta he is best known as the guy who'd warn people in rush hour traffic to:
"Please be careful, there are some nuts on the road!"
Programming note: GOP presidential candidates next face off at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday, October 18, in the CNN Western Republican Presidential Debate in Las Vegas, Nevada. Submit your questions for the debate here.
Editor’s note: CNN’s John Blake was formerly a member of Antioch Baptist Church North. He left 13 years ago.
Atlanta (CNN) – Herman Cain has vaulted to the top of the polls as a Republican presidential candidate, but there’s one audience that may prove tougher for him to win over: his hometown church.
Cain, a conservative who recently said African-Americans were “brainwashed” into voting Democratic, is an associate minister at an Atlanta megachurch that has been a stronghold of liberal activism and is led by a pastor who cites Malcolm X as one of his influences.FULL STORY