January 31st, 2012
11:35 PM ET
11 years ago

Gingrich daughter defends father

(CNN) – One of Newt Gingrich’s daughters found no fault with their father not calling Florida GOP primary victor Mitt Romney after his win in the Sunshine State.

“I'm not really sure I would say it's graceless,” Kathy Gingrich Lubbers told CNN’s Piers Morgan on Tuesday. “What it is, is the reality that he's moved on and we're looking forward to the next 46 states.”

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Romney's other rivals, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul, called Romney after his win, but sources with Team Gingrich and Team Romney said the frontrunners did not speak Tuesday night.

Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker, left Florida shortly after his remarks and is to campaign in Nevada on Wednesday.

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Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich • Rick Santorum
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Rick Santoram

    No, it is not graceless at all. He is just a sour loser.

    February 1, 2012 12:00 am at 12:00 am |
  2. DavidK

    Understandable, I wouldn't congratulate a candidate who wins by negative attacks against me.

    February 1, 2012 01:02 am at 1:02 am |
  3. T'sah From Virginia

    ►“I'm not really sure I would say it's graceless... What it is, is the reality that he's moved on and we're looking forward to the next 46 states.”◄

    Well, that means it is graceless. How can you move on as a "sore loser!?"

    Obama 2012

    February 1, 2012 06:47 am at 6:47 am |
  4. Cfrench

    Gingrich is a bitter egomaniac who is unfit for the highest office in the land

    February 1, 2012 07:36 am at 7:36 am |
  5. Dave

    Face it, Kathy, your father is an arrogant, lying, petulant and hypocritical pig and he would be more of a disaster than Bush Jr. Unfortuntately, Romney is cast from the same mold, but he does have better suits.

    February 1, 2012 07:49 am at 7:49 am |