Newt Gingrich

Politics and Money: High Stakes Jewish Engagement

Follow the money! One of the keys to studying a political campaign is to identify the “flow” of financial support for a candidate. Then, why is it that so much Jewish money remains on the sidelines for the 2012 Presidential Election? In 2008 candidates in both parties were receiving significantly more Jewish financial attention at this stage in the campaign, so what accounts for this different storyline?

Romney Takes 6 States On Super Tuesday

03/07/2012
JTA

WASHINGTON (JTA) – Leading Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney took six of 10 states in Super Tuesday primaries, including a narrow victory in coveted Ohio.

Also in Ohio, Republicans selected a Jewish veteran to run for the U.S. Senate and longtime Rep. Dennis Kucinich, a consistent critic of Israel, lost in a Democratic primary.

Gingrich To Address AIPAC

02/23/2012

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Newt Gingrich will address the AIPAC policy conference.

The former U.S. House of Representatives speaker, who is trailing in the race for the Republican presidential nod, is the first in the GOP field to announce his participation in the March 4-6 conference.

Gingrich is slated to speak March 5, a day after President Obama.

Gingrich Robocalls Claimed Romney Cut Kosher Food To Mass. Holocaust Survivors

01/31/2012

 

Newt Gingrich robocall told Florida voters that Holocaust survivors "were forced to eat non-kosher" because of Mitt Romney.

Gingrich ‘Baggage’ Loaded For Florida GOP Jews

Character questions key to many seniors as Romney romps.

01/31/2012
Staff Writer

Delray Beach, Fla. — In the heart of Jewish South Florida — Boca Raton — on the eve of the crucial Florida primary, Audrey Atlas was channeling Republican voters everywhere.

A former Democrat who admits she has become more conservative in recent years, Atlas, 70, is so fed up with President Barack Obama (“he’s too left wing”) that she switched her party affiliation in December in order to vote in Tuesday’s Republican-only primary.

Mitt Romney, left, and Newt Gingrich at recent debate. getty images

Florida GOP Jews Seen Up In Air As Gingrich Surges

Israel, Iran key issues in advance of next week’s crucial primary.

01/24/2012
Staff Writer

More than 500 Jewish Republicans have signed up to hear Newt Gingrich Friday in Delray Beach, Fla., as they seek to make up their minds ahead of Tuesday’s Florida Republican presidential primary.

“This is our coming out,” said Sid Dinerstein, chairman of the West Palm Beach Republican Party. “We’ve never had 500 of us in the same place. We are getting noisy and don’t care so much anymore that the liberals won’t be our friends unless we sell out our grandchildren and Israel.”

Mitt Romney, left, and Newt Gingrich at recent debate. getty images

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Romney, Santorum Say They'll Vote For Paul If He Wins GOP Nod

12/30/2011

Two Republican presidential candidates said they would vote for Rep. Ron Paul if he wins the GOP nomination.

Mitt Romney, considered a frontrunner, and Rick Santorum, now undergoing a late surge in polls in Iowa, both told CNN in recent days that they would vote for Paul if he were to secure the nomination.

Romney, Santorum Say They'll Vote For Paul If He Wins GOP Nod

12/30/2011

Two Republican presidential candidates said they would vote for Rep. Ron Paul if he wins the GOP nomination.

Mitt Romney, considered a frontrunner, and Rick Santorum, now undergoing a late surge in polls in Iowa, both told CNN in recent days that they would vote for Paul if he were to secure the nomination.

Gingrich Under Fire For Comments On Palestinians

12/11/2011

Republican presidential front-runner Newt Gingrich stood by his assertion that the Palestinians are an "invented people," drawing criticism from other GOP candidates.

"Is what I said factually correct? Yes. Is it historically true? Yes," Gingrich said during a GOP debate Saturday night in Iowa. "We are in a situation where every day rockets are fired into Israel while the United States -- the current administration -- tries to pressure the Israelis into a peace process."

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