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Gingrich: Republican Support For Akin Will Return

Sep 24, 2012
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Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich threw his support behind Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin. Akin was thrust into national prominence after his now infamous comments regarding "legitimate rape."

Morning Headlines: Monday, September 24, 2012

Sep 24, 2012
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Gingrich in St. Louis to support Todd Akin

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich will be in suburban St. Louis on Monday at a fundraiser and news conference in support of Todd Akin's Senate campaign. The men are scheduled to appear at a $500-per-person, or $750-per-couple, fundraiser. They'll also speak at a late-morning news conference in Kirkwood.

Gingrich's love of animals goes unrequited by Saint Louis Zoo penguin

Apr 16, 2012
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In the weird and wacky news category today, at least one penguin at the St. Louis Zoo appears to be a feisty opponent of Newt Gingrich - or at least one of his fingers.

The Republican presidential candidate is sporting a small bandage on his finger after getting nipped by a small penguin during his tour of the zoo on Friday. Gingrich was in St. Louis to speak during the National Rifle Association's annual meeting.

Morning headlines: Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Apr 4, 2012
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Republican presidential contenders to speak at NRA meeting in St. Louis

Thousands of gun enthusiasts will get a chance to hear from three of the four Republican presidential contenders next week when the National Rifle Association hosts its annual meeting and exhibit in St. Louis.

An NRA spokesman says more than 60,000 people have already registered for the convention that runs April 13-15 at the America's Center convention center, but that number is expected to grow with late registrations.

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Rick Santorum is the winner of Missouri's presidential primary. The primary was held Tuesday and is non-binding.

Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul were on the ballot, Newt Gingrich was not.

Early this morning, St. Louis Public Radio's Julie Bierach interviewed University of Missouri-St. Louis political science professor Dave Robertson about the results.

What does a Missouri win mean for Santorum’s campaign?

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Dec. 8, 2011 - WASHINGTON - Playing an attack role in Mitt Romney's new effort to fend off his chief rival, former U.S. Sen. Jim Talent said Thursday that Newt Gingrich "is not a reliable or trustworthy leader" and would likely lose a presidential race to Barack Obama.

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Nov. 22, 2011 - For all the Missouri Republican Party talk downplaying the importance of the state's Feb. 7 presidential primary, all but one of the Republican contenders opted to file their candidacies anyway -- and will appear on the ballot.

The sole exception: former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich.