CNN Poll: Catholic support for Romney crucial in Ohio
March 5th, 2012
04:00 PM ET
3 years ago

CNN Poll: Catholic support for Romney crucial in Ohio

(CNN) - Strong support by Catholic voters in Ohio appears to be one reason why Mitt Romney is now deadlocked with Rick Santorum, according to a new survey released one day before the state holds its Super Tuesday Republican presidential primary.

A CNN/ORC International poll released Monday indicates that it's a dead heat between Romney and Santorum, with both the former Massachusetts governor and the former senator from Pennsylvania each grabbing 32% of likely GOP primary voters in Ohio. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is at 14%, with Rep. Ron Paul of Texas at 11%.

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Filed under: 2012 • CNN poll • Georgia • Ohio
Romney takes dig at Gingrich on Southern swing
March 4th, 2012
07:20 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney takes dig at Gingrich on Southern swing

Knoxville, Tennessee (CNN) - Mitt Romney took a veiled dig at Newt Gingrich Sunday during a quick trip into his enemy's territory.

Romney was making a one-day campaign swing through the Southern states of Georgia and Tennessee - Super Tuesday voting states where his Republican rivals led in recent polls.

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Filed under: 2012 • Georgia • Mitt Romney
Poll: Gingrich ahead in Georgia by double-digit margin
March 3rd, 2012
09:59 PM ET
3 years ago

Poll: Gingrich ahead in Georgia by double-digit margin

(CNN) - A new poll released Saturday indicates Newt Gingrich has a double-digit margin over his opponents in Georgia, a Super Tuesday state in which the former House speaker has heavily staked his campaign resources.

Gingrich has the backing of 38% of likely Republican primary voters, while GOP presidential rivals Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are statistically tied for second place, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution survey conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research.
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Filed under: 2012 • Georgia • Newt Gingrich • Polls
Savannah paper endorses Romney
March 1st, 2012
11:54 AM ET
3 years ago

Savannah paper endorses Romney

(CNN) – The largest newspaper in Savannah, Georgia, on Thursday endorsed presidential hopeful Mitt Romney over rival Newt Gingrich because Romney, the paper said, is "the one GOP challenger who has the best chance of winning" against President Barack Obama.

"Newt comes with more baggage than a luggage carousel at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport," the Savannah Morning News wrote of their state's own. "[W]inning enough states to beat Mr. Obama in a national election is the longest of long shots. That's because moderate, independent voters who tipped the balance Mr. Obama's way four years ago are unlikely to go Newt's way in November."
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Filed under: 2012 • Georgia • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich
Gingrich banks on Georgia, looks for gas in the tank
February 28th, 2012
04:23 PM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich banks on Georgia, looks for gas in the tank

Dalton, Georgia (CNN) - With Super Tuesday only a week away, White House hopeful Newt Gingrich has turned his $2.50 a gallon-of-gas policy pitch into a fundraising plea.

"Just tell all your friends we're setting it up so you can go online at newt.org and you can give one Newt-gallon which is $2.50, or you can give 10 Newt gallons which is $25, or 100 Newt gallons which is $250 or a thousand Newt gallons which is $2500," Gingrich said to the 500-strong crowd in Dalton.

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Filed under: 2012 • Energy • Fundraising • Georgia • Newt Gingrich
Gingrich tells evangelicals: 'We need to stand up for ourselves'
February 26th, 2012
05:10 PM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich tells evangelicals: 'We need to stand up for ourselves'

Cumming, Georgia (CNN) - Vying for evangelical support in the GOP primary, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum appeared at the same Georgia church on consecutive Sundays.

Gingrich, a former Georgia congressman, is favored to win Georgia on Super Tuesday, March 6, but Santorum, who appears to be gaining ground in other early nominating states, poses a threat to the former House speaker.
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Filed under: 2012 • Faith • Georgia • Newt Gingrich
Gingrich website shows shifting strategy
February 24th, 2012
06:00 AM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich website shows shifting strategy

Seattle, Washington (CNN) – Newt Gingrich is focusing on his home state and making an effort in a handful of other contests, but the campaign’s website suggests a scattershot delegate strategy.

The campaign lists Georgia on its website as a “launch pad to victory” and “one of the strongest Newt networks” that can provide a foundation for a nationwide campaign.

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Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Delegates • Georgia • Newt Gingrich
Santorum rips Obama on social agenda
February 19th, 2012
08:32 PM ET
3 years ago

Santorum rips Obama on social agenda

(CNN) - Rick Santorum continued his offensive against President Barack Obama while speaking Sunday night to a church in Georgia ahead of the state’s primary next month, portraying the president as a leader intent on starting a cultural war.

As the audience roared with applause, the former Pennsylvania senator called on the country to build a foundation that will "defend the church, defend the family, defend the nonprofit community, defend them from a government that wants to weaken them."

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Filed under: Faith • Georgia • President Obama • Rick Santorum
Gingrich says home state win will be crucial
February 19th, 2012
09:30 AM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich says home state win will be crucial

Washington (CNN) - Newt Gingrich conceded Sunday that losing his home state of Georgia in the upcoming Super Tuesday primaries in March would "badly" weaken his candidacy.

Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," Gingrich added that if either of his chief rivals for the Republican presidential nomination lose their home states - Mitt Romney in Michigan and Rick Santorum in Pennsylvania - they also would be "badly, badly weakened."

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Filed under: 2012 • Georgia • Newt Gingrich
Gingrich suggests candidacy rests on Georgia
February 18th, 2012
09:40 AM ET
3 years ago

Gingrich suggests candidacy rests on Georgia

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.
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