Gingrich to campaign for Romney
May 11th, 2012
09:13 PM ET
11 years ago

Gingrich to campaign for Romney

(CNN) – Newt Gingrich will step up his support of Mitt Romney next week when he campaigns on the presumptive Republican presidential nominee's behalf at the Georgia state GOP convention, Gingrich's spokesman said Friday.

Gingrich, who represented Georgia in the U.S. House, will stump for Romney next Friday, spokesman R.C. Hammond told CNN. The convention will be held on Friday and Saturday in Columbus, Georgia.

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Gingrich ended his White House bid just over a week ago, and said in an interview on CNN's "Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer" that his speech announcing his departure from the race was also his official endorsement of Romney.

Georgia voted in March and was one of the two states whose presidential contests Gingrich won.

Filed under: 2012 • Georgia • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich
soundoff (39 Responses)
  1. dreamer96

    Ha Ha Ha Ohh Ohhh My Gut hurts ....Ha HA Ha ....Ohh Please stop HA ha.. Ohh,....

    May 11, 2012 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  2. Hawk in Texas

    That ought to do romney in.

    May 11, 2012 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  3. Myviewis

    Sorry Gingrich, but you don't bring enough money to the table like Hollywood celebs bring to Obama. I think you are looking at Republicans painting ads with crayons and markers and printed flyers on the copy machine. No Spielberg productions here. I don't think Republican campaign ads can compete with Obama's beautifully, well acted, well scripted, expensive ads.

    May 11, 2012 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  4. Myviewis

    This is pretty bad, Republicans get stuck with Gingrich while Obama gets Clooney-Batman, Downey Jr. and Tobey Maguire-Spiderman and the beautiful Salma Hayek. Sad for Republicans.

    May 11, 2012 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  5. Four and The Door

    All Republicans and most Independents will rally behind Mitt Romney. The main issue is the economy and if there's one thing Obama has proven since 2009 it's that he is the wrong guy to fix anything having to do with the economy. Mitt Romney is uniquely qualified to get America back up and working for all Americans. His time has arrived!

    May 11, 2012 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  6. PTBarnumboy

    Image that – The Newtster doing a 180 when it suits his interests. Who'd a thunk it??

    May 11, 2012 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  7. Ricardo

    Dumb n dumbest. Please Gingrich has no credibility to campaign for Mittens

    May 11, 2012 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  8. Squigman

    The simp, and the blimp seem to have patched up their differences. Could it be that they really, really didn't mean all those harsh statements after all. Amazing, how simple minded they believe the American people to be.

    May 11, 2012 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  9. William dodge

    What a joke really

    May 11, 2012 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  10. LCSWquilter

    Oh, this is too funny! Everyone knows Gingrich can't stand Romney, but Romney will help retire Gingrich's debt.. so the show must go on.

    May 11, 2012 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  11. kate

    This months Salt Lake City Magazine cover,"The Myth of Mitt" Read IT!

    May 11, 2012 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm |
  12. You heard it worst on CNN

    I guess he bought you to Newt. Probably wasn't hard.

    May 11, 2012 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  13. carly

    Nothing will help Romney. Certainly not Gingrich campaigning for him. What was that thing Gingrich called Romney just a month or two ago. Ah yes, "Romney is a liar".

    May 11, 2012 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  14. OCVoterinCA

    Obama raise $20 million in one day. That's quite a hall. OBAMA2012

    May 11, 2012 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm |
  15. S.S

    Perfect team work!! and the sweater guy shoud do the same!! distribute the most important issues among yourselves and hammer this clueless clown we have in the State House!!!

    May 11, 2012 11:58 pm at 11:58 pm |
  16. Donkey Party

    Newt going to work for the chump he called a liar? What a pathetic little Romney lapdog (move over Rubio).

    May 12, 2012 12:25 am at 12:25 am |
  17. Thomas

    Newt Gingrich , are you calling Mitt Romney a liar ? Yes !

    Is Mitt Romney paying off your campaign debt ? Yes !
    Two peas in a pod ,
    Daddy Issues !

    May 12, 2012 12:26 am at 12:26 am |
  18. Steven Colo

    Family values at its finest.

    May 12, 2012 12:32 am at 12:32 am |
  19. Jim Hahn

    Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum.

    May 12, 2012 12:34 am at 12:34 am |
  20. Desmond, a Canadian

    Sad and Sadder

    May 12, 2012 12:41 am at 12:41 am |
  21. Agenda expozee!!

    You don't need Gingrich!! you need someone who can stick to the liberals with a liberal mind! thats how you win!! Can you afford Agenda Expozee because he will cost you. Let see the all the presidental privelegies in dollar amount its roughly 2 billion including the label. Therefore how about 250, 0000 million?

    May 12, 2012 01:40 am at 1:40 am |
  22. Larry IN Houston

    WoW !! so a right wing republican is gonna "step up his support" for the one who he has been calling a "massachussetts moderate" ??

    politics at it's best – lol

    Vote Democrat 2012 – 2016 (straight ticket)

    May 12, 2012 01:51 am at 1:51 am |
  23. Namejkane fl live from teapublican moon base no taxes, no regulation no health care, free gas.

    The lier in chief and the silt in chief , what a choice of republican bs .

    May 12, 2012 02:13 am at 2:13 am |

    Yawn. Two dead men walking.

    May 12, 2012 05:28 am at 5:28 am |
  25. GonzoinHouston

    Gingrich must be having a harder time than I thought paying off those campaign debts!

    May 12, 2012 06:47 am at 6:47 am |
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