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. FM

    Up to now I do not know exactly what drove S. Carolina people to vote for Gingrich. Depending on Exit Polls while you have a dozen of questions can not give the anticipated results. Those who are dealing with Exit Polls, please choose 3 main questions, and from there you can come up with why people went to a particular person. OR just ask a straight forward question why did a person choose a particular person.

    January 24, 2012 08:55 am at 8:55 am |
  2. Ellen

    How is this news? Ron Paul raised over $4 million in his December money bomb and there was nary a comment about it in the media. The proof of media bias is just more and more obvious every day.

    January 24, 2012 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  3. Charles Beale

    That won't be the only 'bomb' you'll hear from Newty. He is a walking time-bomb. Just give him a few more primaries and his sordid past and Freddie Mac mistakes will surface.

    January 24, 2012 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  4. Tom

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

    Yeah, no need to spend money to convince the crazies who watch Fox News that Newt is their man!

    January 24, 2012 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  5. GI Joe

    Won't matter - the influence bought by Adelson and his wife in Vegas now totals $10 MILLION FOR HIS SUPERPAC. That's a lot of influence for a lowly casino owner.

    January 24, 2012 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  6. jennifer in Houston

    Why anyone in their right mind would want this sleezy character in the White House is beyond me..

    January 24, 2012 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  7. CoJo

    well this article is interesting. It implies Romney's and Paul's idea of writing the mortgages off the book would be costly to the tax payers. Search for the Bloomberg article "Mortgage Writedowns Could Cost Taxpayers $100 Billion". What a mess the republicans have us in. Republicans DID have control over congress (both houses) and the president for 6 of the 8 years Bush was playing golf... They did not stop this, in fact made it worse...They did cut taxes (the Bush tax cuts) and guess what happen to unemployment? Since we did have a financial meltdown..republicans created the TARP, people lost homes, job, and retirement savings. They did cut taxes and unemployment still went up.

    January 24, 2012 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  8. vote the Tea Party OUT in 2012

    meanwhile many in the DNC are licking their chops and many in the RNC are starting to shutter

    January 24, 2012 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  9. larry

    I can't believe this guy is even a front runner. This is a sad day in America. This country really needs a man like Ron Paul.

    January 24, 2012 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  10. unsub

    are you kidding me? THE MOMENT??? this is so corny.

    January 24, 2012 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  11. ObamaJoe

    enjoying the show 🙂

    January 24, 2012 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  12. Kim

    If you look up the word "politician" in the dictionary, a large picture of Newt Gingrich would appear. He has the natural ability to instantly find, use, and manipulate conservative talking points, on the run, to fit any and every public situation. This does not necessarily indicate intelligence, but rather a nimbleness of mind and memory. In addition, he also uses this nimble function to focus on what issue particularly affects the people in an audience. Both are useful tools for a politician, but it seems to be smoke and mirrors when you look at Newt's public and political record.

    January 24, 2012 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  13. ContrastandCompare

    Mitt wrong. Only above $250k earners voted for him. He is just lost amongst creative conservatives. Just a little dog with a big microphone. Stop nipping at our heels.

    Newt RIGHT. Everyone else made a decision based upon facts and proven records. He wants to unite America. And to modernize a quote from JFK, "Ask not what can government do for you, what can EACH AMERICAN do to make America the best."

    Clear choice. Social welfare and money makers get it all or an American with big ideas, big heart and strong vision for our country.

    Go Newt, USA USA USA USA USA....

    January 24, 2012 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  14. Steve

    For those who want someone who has no clue how Washington works, vote for Romney. Just because he is a "businessman" does not make him privey to the workings inside Washington. We see that in the present administration. You have to get someone who knows how to corner and manuever the legislature to get things done. That is why Gingrich or Santorum would fit that bill.

    January 24, 2012 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  15. Gabe

    Ron Paul has had several money bombs recently and also reached his goals, he set the standard for moneybombing, and but I don't see any stories about that..

    January 24, 2012 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  16. Austin

    Fun Fact: Term 'Money Bomb' originated in Ron Paul camp. More news on Ron Paul please.

    January 24, 2012 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  17. parkmore

    Who wants to trust Newt? If you want to struggle for another 4 years, Newt is your candidate. If you want a better life with opportunities, then Mitt is the candidate

    January 24, 2012 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  18. logicnLA

    If Republicans are all so broke because of the economy, where are they getting all this money for these politicians.
    More telling is that these millionaires keep asking for people to pay for their job search!

    January 24, 2012 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  19. 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?

    January 24, 2012 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  20. Sam

    Most moderators dance around the issue rather than asking very specific questions. Example: What do you plan to do to solve economic issues? – instead they should ask what specifically do you plan to do that is not being done currently?

    January 24, 2012 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  21. V in Chicago

    Just the rich spending money to stay rich! He can raise all the money he wants. What he can't raise is his immoral and unethical disposition.

    January 24, 2012 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  22. Barry G.

    Is this what this country has become?

    Where did we go wrong?

    Was it when the lobbyists began corrupting politics under the administration of Ulysses S. Grant, or was it before that?

    January 24, 2012 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  23. Gale

    I truly hope he is not the Republican candidate to run against Obama. How can people vote for someone of his character (none)? As much as I want Obama out of office, it will be a cold day in the nether regions before I vote for Gingrich!

    January 24, 2012 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  24. Thomas

    Newt Gingrich / Tom DeLay
    True conservatives , Making History , Reworking our Future .

    January 24, 2012 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  25. Dave Elliott

    Remember, If you keep repeating the same lie, people start believing it is true. Even Newt the "historian" knows that!

    January 24, 2012 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
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