(bradblog.com) - In January of 2012, just as the GOP Primary election cycle for President was getting under way, The BRAD BLOG reported exclusively that the office of the Virginia Attorney General had opened a criminal election fraud investigation into the failed effort by the campaign of Newt Gingrich to appear on the primary ballot in the Commonwealth.
Now, a woman hired by the campaign has “pleaded guilty to felony counts of fraud and perjury,” according to areport just out tonight from Charlottesville’s NBC affiliate WVIR.
31-year old Jennifer Derrebery reportedly worked for Gingrich’s election contractor Stillwater LLC and, according to prosecutors, turned in campaign petitions with some 400 signatures in the failed attempt to collect the 10,000 needed for Gingrich’s name to appear on the primary ballot last year. According to WVIR, nearly all of the signatures submitted by Derrebery were fake.
Then again, Paul Ryan is also looking for another job.
Yesterday, an email was sent out to the Gingrich email list informing people that Obama was going to win and that it was time to start looking at 2016. Buh bye, Mittens!
The email, titled “What’s really at stake this Tuesday …” came from Gingrich Marketplace and went out to people who’d given their contact information to the Gingrich campaign when the former speaker of the House was still in the presidential race. Bygone candidates, such as Gingrich and Herman Cain, regularly rent out their email address lists to advertisers.
“The truth is, the next election has already been decided. Obama is going to win. It’s nearly impossible to beat an incumbent president,” advertiser Porter Stansberry wrote in the email to Gingrich supporters. “What’s actually at stake right now is whether or not he will have a third-term.”
I think a lot of Republicans are writing their “why Mittens lost” emails today. And a lot of Romney staffers are writing their resumes. But rest assured the 1% Romney staffers will get another huge bonus after they lose.
“What’s actually at stake right now is whether or not he will have a third-term.”
Wait … what? Do these people not know about the term limit - or do they expect the people on their mailing list to be ignorant of it?
Newt Gingrich had no problem bashing Fox News last week, but he apparentlyreally does not want to be questioned about it now, as a reporter for the University of North Carolina’s Daily Tar Heel found out Saturday.
Memet Walker had scheduled a private interview with Gingrich at a Tea Party rally, and hadn’t been told any topics were off-limits, he writes. But before he could even finish asking his first question—related to Gingrich’s Fox comments and Roger Ailes’ response—the very same aide who set up the interview “pressed his hands against me” and Secret Service blocked him, Walker writes.
Newt Gingrich’s blistering attack on Fox News, in which the former House speaker accused the network of favoring Mitt Romney in its coverage, has drawn the ire of at least one of its on-air personalities.
“I think Fox has been for Romney all the way through,” Gingrich said Wednesday during a meeting with Delaware tea party leaders, according to RealClearPolitics, which was given access to the private meeting. “In our experience, Callista and I both believe CNN is less biased than Fox this year. We are more likely to get neutral coverage out of CNN than we are of Fox, and we’re more likely to get distortion out of Fox. That’s just a fact.”
Several spokespeople at Fox did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but one on-air personality at the network took to Twitter to respond to the candidate’s remarks.
“Such sentiments nowhere apparent in my intvu w/him on Fox News Sunday. New Newt. Seems Old Newt loose again,” Brit Hume wrote on Twitter Wednesday evening.
In another tweet, Hume wrote, “Newt griping about Fox News, like Rick before him, is reminder: winners take responsibility; losers blame.”
During Wednesday’s meeting, Gingrich had also accused News Corporation CEO Rupert Murdoch of perpetuating the network’s slanted coverage of the 2012 race.
“I assume it’s because Murdoch at some point said, ‘I want Romney,’ and so ‘fair and balanced’ became ‘Romney,’” Gingrich said, according to RealClearPolitics. “And there’s no question that Fox had a lot to do with stopping my campaign because such a high percentage of our base watches Fox.”
You ever notice how it’s ALWAYS someone else’s fault with these guys?
Joe DeSantis, Newt Gingrich’s communications director, has come under fire for making significant changes to Gingrich’s Wikipedia page, CNN Political Ticker reported Monday.
According to Wikipedia records, DeSantis has made or requested over 60 alterations to Wikipedia’s biographical entry on Gingrich.
The communications director has also made changes to Gingrich’s wife Callista’s page on the online crowd-sourced encyclopedia, adjusting her entry at least 23 times since 2008, according to BuzzFeed.
DeSantis has requested changes to the GOP presidential candidate’s page through a feature on the site called “Talk” since May 2011, most recently asking for adjustments in mid-December.
DeSantis has drawn criticism from some Wikipedia editors.
politico.com - After nearly a week on the defensive, CNN’s John King reports tonight that Newt Gingrich’sclaim about offering witnesses to ABC News in his defense — to rebut the network’s interview with his second wife, Marianne Gingrich — was not true.
“Tonight, after persistent questioning by our staff, the Gingrich campaign concedes now Speaker Gingrich was wrong — both in his debate answer, and in our interview yesterday,” King said on tonight’s edition of John King USA. “Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond says the only people the Gingrich campaign offered to ABC were his two daughters from his first marriage.”
An important victory for John King in his ongoing effort to justify last Thursday’s confrontation.
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"If he’s [Gingrich] the nominee, it’s a disaster. There is no way to sugar-coat it."
— CNN - GOP angst: Gingrich’s rise could be their downfall