Gingrich campaign reports fundraising momentum
November 11th, 2011
09:06 PM ET
10 years ago

Gingrich campaign reports fundraising momentum

Washington (CNN) - As Newt Gingrich's GOP presidential candidacy gains momentum, his campaign says it has raised $1 million since Sunday.

The campaign brought in $250,000 in the past 24 hours, setting its one-day fundraising record, spokesman R.C. Hammond said Friday.

Much of the spurt in support is credited to Gingrich's performance in recent debates winning praise from many analysts.

Following Wednesday night's CBNC debate focusing on the economy, the Gingrich camp said it saw donations of $160,000 in the first 24 hours.

The fundraising spike will help the campaign erase its debt of nearly $1.2 million, which it reported for the quarter that ended Sept. 30.

"Despite every media attempt to prematurely write this campaign's eulogy, Speaker Gingrich continues to take advantage of the heavy debate schedule to win voters with his substantive ideas and bold policies," campaign manager Michael Krull wrote in an email solicitation to supporters Friday night.

The campaign hopes to use its resurgence to help build its infrastructure and to show the former house speaker is a viable candidate.

Two new national polls just out show Gingrich gaining ground. A CBS poll released Friday shows Gingrich tied for second place with Mitt Romney. A separate McClatchy-Marist poll shows Gingrich surpassing Herman Cain for second place, behind frontrunner Mitt Romney.

Gingrich is also opening campaign offices in New Hampshire and South Carolina this weekend.

"Much of the liberal media are claiming that the recent events on the campaign trail amount to further proof of their hypothesis that Mitt Romney is the inevitable nominee. Thankfully, these pundits don't get to choose our president or have any track record of making accurate predictions; remember when Newt's campaign was over months ago?" Krull wrote.

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soundoff (37 Responses)
  1. Tony in Maine

    From Perry to Cain to Gingrich. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    November 11, 2011 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  2. Michelle

    Speaker Gingrich can be a great president for our country. He has a proven track record from 1994-2000 during the Clinton years. It was Speaker Gingrich who led the Republican revolution in 1994 and gained back both houses from the Democrats. Without him and the Republicans, we would not have had the success during that period. We need Speaker Gingrich's leadership again.

    November 11, 2011 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  3. RKN

    We do not need Newt. We never did and never will.
    He left congress because of ethics charges and he brought the government to a standstill.
    Is this the best the GOP can do?

    November 11, 2011 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  4. zip

    My God, who do they turn to next?? Dig up Dick Nixon??

    November 11, 2011 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  5. shelbyanne

    the groper lies

    November 11, 2011 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  6. Keith in Austin

    Obama (without a teleprompter) debating Gingrich will be a wonderful thing to watch. Especially if the discussion focuses on RESULTS Obama has delivered during his reign as POTUS!

    November 11, 2011 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  7. Conrack

    The GOP selection process is starting to resemble a shopper trying to decide which one of subpar bin of fruit is the least rotten. Gingrich was the main force behind the devisive politics of the 1990's and his own party pushed him asidie fifteen years ago. It looks like all that has changed since then is that Gingrich is more arrogant. Back in the bin Newt ,and on to the next one.

    November 11, 2011 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  8. Judas

    So all you need to do in Republican politics to score a boatload of cash is be an egotistical, intractable old curmudgeon who, for the most part, refuses to answer debate questions that the moderators pose to him…just because he doesn’t like the question? This is what inspires people to provide financial support? The bar of acceptability for conservatives seems to get set lower with each passing week. Regardless, Newt’s tarnished history and excess baggage will come back to haunt him soon enough. Smart man, but his arrogance, unchecked ego, and lack of personal and professional ethics makes him a very dangerous choice for POTUS.

    November 11, 2011 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  9. scranton

    Newt is the brightest of the bunch and that includes Obama and his blame game bunch.

    November 11, 2011 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  10. roro

    Do we really want to go back to this arrogant, bloated, nasty, womanizing blowhard? Didn't we have enough of him and his ego last century?

    November 11, 2011 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  11. Melo-D

    I guess Tiffany's can expect to make a few more sales in the next week.

    November 11, 2011 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  12. jack

    SPEAKER Gingrich? He was stripped of his office. How about adulterer Gingrich. There is no disputing that accolade.

    November 11, 2011 11:12 pm at 11:12 pm |
  13. mendrys

    "Much of the liberal media are claiming that the recent events on the campaign trail amount to further proof of their hypothesis that Mitt Romney is the inevitable nominee." Is he really implying that only liberal publications have predicted that Romney will win the Republican nomination? What he is really trying to imply is that if anyone prefers another candidate over Gingrich then they are really liberals. I suppose when his entire campaign staff quit because they didn't want to be shills just there to help him promote his books then they must have been liberals too.

    November 11, 2011 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm |
  14. Alex

    Gingrich is a joke. This guys get many scandals in his past just like Herman Cain. It's well known that Gingrich has cheated on his wives and has been admitted by Newt Gingrich.

    November 12, 2011 12:07 am at 12:07 am |
  15. Reggie from LA

    Please. Please be no more than the flavor of the week.
    Noooo. We can't let this monster happen.
    I cannot imagine how a human being could attach to Gingrich as a leader. I know he was the Speaker of the House, but he's been and still is a lot of things. Things I won't say because the terms are offensive. Geezis!!

    November 12, 2011 12:37 am at 12:37 am |
  16. Bozzz

    at least he's intelligent. Not much integrity, little success as a leader, and totally unfit for the presidency. But he is reasonably intelligent.

    November 12, 2011 12:38 am at 12:38 am |
  17. otermbachmann

    Lookout Tiffany's.

    November 12, 2011 12:55 am at 12:55 am |
  18. BeverlyNC

    Republicans are so desperate, they are just looking for the least criminal, least valueless, least inhumane, least stupid, least racist, least immoral,...and will take anyone...anyone...regardless how unqualified they are and what a total embarrassment they are to the high quality we associate with the Presidency. President Obama is the perfect example of what our President should be in all aspects of his life and the fact Republicans hate him should say it all about how unAmerican and anti-People they really are.

    November 12, 2011 01:18 am at 1:18 am |
  19. John

    Herman Cain can't remember any women he has ever met;

    Rick Perry can't remember his political platform;

    Mitt Romney can't remember which position he took on which issue in which week;

    Newt Gingrich can't remember how much he owes to which jewelry stores in what cities;

    Michelle Bachmann can't remember anything of American history prior to Ronald Reagan;

    and THIS is who will lead America into the future? America deserves much better.......

    November 12, 2011 02:00 am at 2:00 am |
  20. Moe NY

    Simply amazing that there are people in this country who actually donate money to Gingrich. I surely hope that the women of America are not donating to this clown.

    November 12, 2011 02:34 am at 2:34 am |
  21. thomas

    Why would I vote for a bully ?

    November 12, 2011 02:55 am at 2:55 am |
  22. nina

    And the GOP has yet another new Flavor Of The Month!

    November 12, 2011 05:01 am at 5:01 am |

    The teabaggers are so desperate that their flavor of the week is the greatly flawed Gingrich . Wingnuts remember that Newt fell out of lockstep to tell the truth about the Ryan plan to kill Medicare. The wingnut/teabagger trainwreck implosion continues full speed ahead. Obama/Biden 2012!

    November 12, 2011 06:24 am at 6:24 am |
  24. scott

    Just another politican to get his 15 minutes of fame, two weeks from now it will be someone else, despite the fact that people come and go Rommey stays steady, That alone should give you some idea who is going to be the Republican nomination.

    November 12, 2011 06:31 am at 6:31 am |
  25. zanny

    wow how scary that the front runners are so bad that the third best is this man. He is just a mean spirited, hatedul man who will say anything, fact or fiction, What has our country come to that the voters would even consider a womanizing sleeze, a man who is too spineless to make a stand on any subject or the school bully.

    November 12, 2011 06:52 am at 6:52 am |
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