The Madeleine Brand Show for February 14, 2012

Newt Gingrich still expects to be in the GOP race

Newt Gingrich

Mae Ryan

Newt speaking at Pasadena's TeaPAC's Townhall Series in the Castle Green Hotel on February 13th, 2012.

Despite lagging in polls behind rivals Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich says he's in the race to stay. He promised supporters in L.A. yesterday that his campaign was far from over and predicted he would make a comeback in the polls.

Gingrich has been traveling through California this week trying to raise some much-needed money to keep his campaign going. He'll mostly be attending small-scale fundraising events in private homes and restaurants, but he's made time for a few campaign rallies. KPCC's Frank Stoltze was at one of those events in East L.A. yesterday and joins the show to talk about Gingrich's future in the presidential race.

On Tuesday morning, Gingrich attended a breakfast fundraiser at a country club outside San Diego. Later that day he was slated to appear at a cocktail reception at a private home in Fresno, where donors could get a Valentine's Day champagne photo op with the candidate for $2,500.


Frank Stoltze, KPCC reporter.

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