He said, she said, court papers said: On the “Answering the Attacks" section of Newt Gingrich’s website, his campaign denies the rumor that he divorced his wife when she was dying of cancer, asserting that "it was [Gingrich’s wife] that requested the divorce, not Newt." However, court documents obtained by CNN show Newt filing for the divorce, not the other way around. A Newt spokesman responded, saying that “Newt Gingrich filed for a divorce from his wife Jackie Battley, but it was Jackie Battley who requested the divorce” (emphasis ours). But a petition filed by Battley (then Jackie Gingrich), also obtained by CNN, directly contradict this, stating: “Defendant shows that she has adequate and ample grounds for divorce, but that she does not desire one at this time.”
14:11 // 2 years ago
Lather, rinse, repeat: Like clockwork, the latest Republican to “surge” is now showing substantial signs of collapse. Newt’s polling in Iowa has dropped 13 points in the last two weeks, down to 14% from 27%. In other words, he’s lost roughly half his support in a matter of weeks. He’s now in third place, behind Mitt Romney (20%) and Ron Paul (23%), the current first-placer. The same polling house also has him running third in New Hampshire, with 17%—behind Paul (19%) and Romney (35%). Oh, and in a national CNN poll, Gingrich’s lead has disintegrated, as he now ties Romney for first (though, as we’ll continue to say, national polls aren’t terribly important in primaries). Hey Newt, how’s the real estate down on K-Street looking?
13:35 // 2 years ago