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Newt Gingrich, the Frontrunner With Ballot-Access Issues



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Newt Gingrich, frontrunner, has missed the requirements and deadlines to appear on the Republican primary ballots in Missouri and Virginia. In Tennessee, Gingrich’s campaign put forth names for only 34 of the 41 potential delegates. In the District of Columbia, the Gingrich campaign paid $10,000 instead of paying $5,000 and collecting 296 signatures from registered Republicans who live in the District. His campaign came perilously close to missing the Ohio ballot deadline.

(Missouri’s primary is one of those high-attention, little impact contests, as the state GOP won’t award any delegates based on its Feb. 7 primary. Instead, Missouri Republicans will hold caucuses March 17.)

That’s a lot of Pearl Harbors.


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