Gingrich hits $2 million fundraising goal
January 24th, 2012
10:40 AM ET
11 years ago

Gingrich hits $2 million fundraising goal

Tampa, Florida (CNN) – Newt Gingrich reached his $2 million goal Monday morning, mostly through an online 'money bomb' fundraising push, press secretary R.C. Hammond said.

The campaign kicked off its latest fundraising boost on Saturday after the former House speaker's decisive win in South Carolina.

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Hammond said they pulled in $1.7 million from online donations. The rest came from contributions that were called in or sent by mail.

On Tuesday, the campaign began airing "The Moment," a 30-second television commercial that first ran last week in South Carolina and includes snippets of Gingrich's debate performances last week.

Hammond said the television spot will air throughout Florida on broadcast and cable, except for the Miami market and on Fox News.

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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Newt Gingrich
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  1. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    It is great that Romney's tax returns show that he no tonly contributes MILLIONS in taxes to maintain the Democrats entitlement society, he ALSO donates even more to charity and his church. A successful leader, that has character, pays his taxes and is very generous to charity. This country NEEDS somebody like this desperately in the Whitehouse. Obama, while a nice guy, is completely out of his league and out of ideas. Unfortunately he is still not out of excuses. We can't afford four more years of divisive finger pointing, excuses and class warfare.

    January 24, 2012 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  2. george of the jungle

    well i guess his vegas buddies came through. What a disaster if thei man becomes president. So much for diplomacy. Get the boys ready for the next war.

    January 24, 2012 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  3. Paul1st

    $2 million is chump change compared to a SuperPAC. Newt's bomb is more like a firecracker – lots of noise, little impact.

    January 24, 2012 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  4. will

    Stealing Ron Pauls fundraising ideas huh newt? 2 million? Ron Paul has raised many times that, why is it i have never seen a story on that?

    January 24, 2012 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  5. Proud member of "Global Zero"

    "Money Bomb"? Seems the only thing he wants to bomb is Iran! Seems as though he is lying through is hair again...ISRAEL asked to postpone the "war games" with the US over a month ago...DUE to Israels budget cuts. Where is the coverage? Media Fail!

    January 24, 2012 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  6. Ed DFWTX

    Newt is a modern day Richard Nixon.

    January 24, 2012 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  7. vic , nashville ,tn

    Newt will win the nomination

    January 24, 2012 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  8. SoSad

    RNC Chairman Reince Priebus when are coming out?

    January 24, 2012 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  9. hypatia

    I guess Daddy Rove-bucks came through for Newtie.

    January 24, 2012 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  10. Steve

    The GOP blames DOdd Frank for the banking problem, but it actually reinstates most of the controls of the Glass Segal Act that the Reps railroaded through and got Clinton to sign off on. This was the move that made the banks too big and chancy, not Dodd/Frank.

    January 24, 2012 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  11. Encouraged ... sorta

    The real problem for the Romney is that even the Republican base is coming around to understand that for all his phony piety, Romney's only driving force is GREED; greed for money and greed for status. He thinks nothing of trashing a company to extract some unearned return for himself and his cronies. He pointedly gives away more than his 10% tithe but think about it: was his life style affected one iota by whether he took in $22,000,000 last year or $18,000,000? No. His "generosity" did not represent Biblical concern for his fellow man, it was the purchase of status as a benefactor. It was the kind of showmanship for which Jesus criticized the Pharisees. And, like in the Biblical parable, he was the rich man who would not give the poor man his cloak, just a few scraps. Thus, while Newt Gingrich's shortcomings may be more overt, more easily recognizable, the bulk of Republican Party seems to be sensing the very deep character flaws in the alternative, Mitt Romney. Unfortunately, this apparent wakening of the GOP is coming a bit late, too late for the Party to find a decent candidate. Perhaps in 2016.

    January 24, 2012 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  12. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Encouraged ... sorta - His "generosity" did not represent Biblical concern for his fellow man, it was the purchase of status as a benefactor. It was the kind of showmanship for which Jesus criticized the Pharisees. And, like in the Biblical parable, he was the rich man who would not give the poor man his cloak, just a few scraps.
    And you expect us to believe that YOU can know what is in a man's heart??? And Romney gave MILLIONS charity other than the church. Hardly "scraps" by any measure. Your baseless attack on a very generous man is despicable.

    January 24, 2012 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  13. @Truth

    Romney screws the US out of millions, in additional taxes by keeping 10 of million of funds in the Cayman Island. Also he not only drove Mass into debt from Romney care, but also from the big dig construction project. I can't wait until the Dems nail him to the wall on that one. Newt will look like a kitten compare to how the Dems nail him. Sorry Truth, but you are not stating the whole truth about Mittens, give it up the Repubs are done

    January 24, 2012 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  14. Muldoon in Ohio

    It's kinda funny watching the republican "candidates" blow their wads bashing each other, although I wouldn't consider 2M a "bomb" using any conventional fundraising criteria – this is nothing but newt-hype. As a side note – I wonder how much the national debt would be reduced if all political dollars spent for 2012 elections were to be applied to the debt....just saying.

    January 24, 2012 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  15. saywhat

    Phonies, lacking vision or sagacity or true perspective on changing geo-political dynamics or sincere concern for the interests of America & Americans. This is what these front runners with the exception of Ron Paul, surfing on waves of big money represent.
    We are now a nation which produces such leaders.

    January 24, 2012 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  16. saywhat

    Romney wants to stick to his faith rather than to the Constitution of the US of A. This country was founded against religious oppression rampant in Europe at the time. The Union stands for freedom from and of religion, separating the State & Religion. It stands for Liberty & Justice for all and that is what has made it the greatest country and nation on the planet.
    Deviate from those principals and we start writing the foreword of our decline. The decline that we saw beginning during the past decade on account of our misplaced policies.
    Time to sit up and take notice.

    January 24, 2012 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  17. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Barry G. - Does "the pursuit of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" entitle a person to be unethical, corrupt, ruthless and greedy? Does it entitle a person to engage in practices that are destructive to the economy, destructive to the lives of ordinary and decent people, and destructive to the environment?
    If you have any proof of illegality I suggest you contact the proper authorities. If not, then please stop talking about Obama this way.

    January 24, 2012 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  18. Taran

    @@TRUTH, finally a liberal admitting that Obama care will break this country. Now if the rest would just acknowledge it and help get rid of it.

    January 24, 2012 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  19. SearchforTruth

    I'm a conservative, and I would vote for Obama over Romney. Romney is no different than Obama, probably has bigger friends in Wall St., therefore will not do anything to stop the rising Plutocracy, and has filled his foreign policy team with Bush-era neocons thereby essentially guaranteeing a war with Iran AT LEAST. So he's all the bad of Obama, and all the bad of Bush in one neat package. No thank you. Newt stands no chance. Santorum is .... well.... sigh...well he wants to bomb Cuba so that should tell you all you need to know. Looks like 4 more years of Obama, unless people wake up to the message of Ron Paul.

    January 24, 2012 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  20. Me

    The question now is: who will the GOP put forward in 2016?

    January 24, 2012 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  21. Just Saying

    Fools and their money... Just Saying.

    January 24, 2012 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  22. Billie Oglesby

    The Glass-Steagall Act of 1933 established the FDIC in order to prevent future ‘runs on banks’ like we saw during the great depression. Since tax payer dollars were to be used to insure deposits by the FDIC, the act also put in place some critical provisions to safeguard against insuring the risky deposits of investment banking. The Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act in 1999 effectively removed those safeguards and directly contributed to the severity of the Financial crisis of 2007 – 2011. Are you in favor of repealing the Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act?

    January 24, 2012 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  23. Gale

    @Truth. Wow! You must be very close to Mitt Romney to know he has money in the Caymen Islands! lol I can't believe (well actually, I can) how all you liberals make wild accusations without any form of truth behind them. I guess, (like all the other liberal Democrats) you think if you repeat it enough times, someone will believe! Pathetic!

    January 24, 2012 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
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