(Image source: Orlando Sentinel)


BY BLAKE HANSON

Newt Gingrich said he’d hang on until the conventions in his race for the GOP nomination — but now there’s speculation he’ll drop sooner.

“We may be witnessing the final hours of Newt Gingrich's campaign.”
“We could be expecting a big announcement from Newt Gingrich.”


That’s after an exclusive interview with NBC News, where Gingrich said...

“‘I think we need to take a deep look at what we are doing ... We will be in North Carolina tomorrow night and we will look and see what the results are.’ He acknowledged that he would have to ‘reassess’ his campaign depending on how he fares in Delaware, a winner-take-all state with 17 delegates at stake.”

So does Gingrich stand a chance in Delaware Tuesday night? Politico offers this analysis...

“Sure, a win by the former House speaker ... in Delaware is still a long shot. But even some Romney backers are becoming increasingly concerned that Gingrich could catch them flatfooted and pull out a surprise victory in the state.”

While the delegate count is low for Gingrich — just 137 compared to Mitt Romney’s 698 — Fox News’ Doug Luzader tells KDFW money is a whole other issue.

“Ron Paul, I don’t think people would be surprised if he stays all the way to the convention but you know, Gingrich is having to face some realities here primarily because of some massive campaign debt he’s built up.”

The financial woes have led Gingrich to lay off most of his staff. CBS News senior political reporter Brian Montopoli says the Gingrich camp is hoping to come back financially by relying on “a bounce”.

“The Gingrich camp is predicting a ‘bounce’ out of Delaware that would prompt donors to take a second -- or, more accurately, fourth -- look at Gingrich despite the perception that Romney has the nomination secured.”

The Gingrich campaign is more than $4 million in debt.

Gingrich Hints at Dropping From the Race

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Apr 24, 2012

Gingrich Hints at Dropping From the Race

(Image source: Orlando Sentinel)


BY BLAKE HANSON

Newt Gingrich said he’d hang on until the conventions in his race for the GOP nomination — but now there’s speculation he’ll drop sooner.

“We may be witnessing the final hours of Newt Gingrich's campaign.”
“We could be expecting a big announcement from Newt Gingrich.”


That’s after an exclusive interview with NBC News, where Gingrich said...

“‘I think we need to take a deep look at what we are doing ... We will be in North Carolina tomorrow night and we will look and see what the results are.’ He acknowledged that he would have to ‘reassess’ his campaign depending on how he fares in Delaware, a winner-take-all state with 17 delegates at stake.”

So does Gingrich stand a chance in Delaware Tuesday night? Politico offers this analysis...

“Sure, a win by the former House speaker ... in Delaware is still a long shot. But even some Romney backers are becoming increasingly concerned that Gingrich could catch them flatfooted and pull out a surprise victory in the state.”

While the delegate count is low for Gingrich — just 137 compared to Mitt Romney’s 698 — Fox News’ Doug Luzader tells KDFW money is a whole other issue.

“Ron Paul, I don’t think people would be surprised if he stays all the way to the convention but you know, Gingrich is having to face some realities here primarily because of some massive campaign debt he’s built up.”

The financial woes have led Gingrich to lay off most of his staff. CBS News senior political reporter Brian Montopoli says the Gingrich camp is hoping to come back financially by relying on “a bounce”.

“The Gingrich camp is predicting a ‘bounce’ out of Delaware that would prompt donors to take a second -- or, more accurately, fourth -- look at Gingrich despite the perception that Romney has the nomination secured.”

The Gingrich campaign is more than $4 million in debt.

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