Newt: in the race by next week?


At Saturday's White House Correspondents Dinner, also known affectionately as Nerdprom (where Seth Meyers killed it with a set focused mainly on Donald Trump—click here to watch it), a reporter from the National Journal's Hotline on Call caught up with Newt Gingrich to ask what was up with his whole maybe-campaign thing. He does already have a site, after all.

He said in response that he would be in by the 10th or 11th, but he didn't provide any more details, such as potential location, although he might choose to return to Georgia for that. Mark your calendars, I guess!

Previously, he said this when asked about a campaign: "I would just say to folks who are really curious: Watch Facebook and Twitter in the next week. I think you'll have all the information you need." However, he still needs time to "untangle himself from a web of business ventures that would complicate his candidacy in the eyes of the Federal Election Commission." Oh, what a tangled web we weave! These tangles will also keep him out of the first Republican candidates' debate, which will be this Thursday in South Carolina, because participants need to have filed exploratory committee papers with the FEC and he can't do that yet.

He's going to address the Georgia Republican Party convention on May 13 in Macon. Then, later this month, he's going to Iowa and New Hampshire, two early primary states, and in New Hampshire will meet with former Senate candidate Ovide Lamontagne, who has a pretty cool name.

Sounds like the itinerary of a candidate ...

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Wednesday May 4, 2011 02:49 pm EDT

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  • A discussion of Ben Westhoff's new book Dirty South is one of many CL-related events this week.

A quartet of Creative Loafing scribes will be hosting and participating in some pretty cool events this week, so come check them out, put names to faces and cheer or heckle as you see fit.

A book discussion about the new Dirty South: Outkast, Lil...

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Wednesday April 27, 2011 03:44 pm EDT

SCAD Style, a weeklong series of fashion and style events, wraps up the week with three free events today and tomorrow.

Tonight is a lecture by Waris Ahluwahlia, actor (he was in The Darjeeling Limited, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and Inside Man) and designer. He designs the House of Waris jewelry line and is influenced by ancient kingdoms.
The lecture is at 6 p.m. in Event Space 4C...

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Wednesday April 27, 2011 02:57 pm EDT

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  • It could be your ass on this poster!

If you've ever wanted to have your very own "RESPECT MY SLEEP" moment, well, now might be the chance you need: casting calls for Oxygen's Bad Girls Club and Love Games are coming to Atlanta.

Both shows bring together casts of people to live in "beautiful mansions" and have their lives taped. The more...

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Wednesday April 27, 2011 10:16 am EDT

Barack Obama's long-form birth certificate pdf, released this morning by the White House. Obama also spoke about it this morning, saying that the country does not have time for the "distraction" and "silliness" of the issue.

Now can we PLEASE start talking about something else, *cough* Donald Trump *cough*?

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