Gingrich Ends Campaign, Vows To Help Defeat Obama

By: AP
By: AP
Newt Gingrich has bowed out of the Republican presidential contest, vowing to help Mitt Romney defeat President Barack Obama.

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ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- Newt Gingrich can now call himself a former presidential candidate.

The former House speaker bowed out of the Republican presidential contest Wednesday as expected, just short of a year after he got into the race. And without using the word "endorse," he did just that with a vow to help Mitt Romney defeat President Barack Obama in November.

After losing contests in five states last week, Gingrich said it was clear that Romney would be the nominee and signaled that his topsy-turvy campaign had reached its end.

Gingrich now has the added challenges of rebuilding his image as a one-man GOP idea machine and paying off more than $4 million in campaign debt.

Gingrich said the campaign was "an amazing year" for his entire family.


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  • by Anonymous on May 2, 2012 at 06:39 PM
    you mean he finally realized that the citizens who truly love and respect America would no way vote for an old washed up certified HO to be first lady
  • by MP Location: Colorado Springs on May 2, 2012 at 03:09 PM
    Another, old, fat, white christian guy wanting to "defeat" Obama? What an exciting story...
  • by Nath Location: Colo Spgs on May 2, 2012 at 02:26 PM
    He's assuming there won't be a convention upset. Would CFR member, New World Order, Newt be so inclined to support Ron Paul if there is an upset?
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