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Gingrich Camp Talks Of Shared Ticket With Santorum

Gingrich Camp Talks Of Shared Ticket With Santorum

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Just a few days out from the Wisconsin primary, Newt Gingrich and his wife, Callista, officially opened their state headquarters in Green Bay, a hotbed of Republican voters in the state.

But for cynics who think the grand opening is just a shell game of keeping up appearances (recent polls show Gingrich running fourth behind Ron Paul in the state), the campaign would say they’re severely misguided: this office will be open through November, and it’s part of a grand strategy of securing the nomination in Tampa.

While Wisconsin will award delegates mostly in a winner-take-all fashion, there’s opportunity for a non-winner to take delegates if they win a congressional district, and the campaign is hoping to do well in the 3rd Congressional District, which encompasses Callista’s hometown of Whitehall and whose former representative, Steve Gunderson, was her boss when she worked as a staffer on the Hill.

But whatever happens in Tuesday’s primary, state campaign director Robert Lorge says his mission post-primary will be to help Gingrich persuade what he calls “soft delegates” here in the state to support him: 3 RNC delegates, plus the 3 delegates from each of the eight congressional districts who could become unbound at the convention.

“Newt is going to be focusing on soft delegates, unbound delegates, and of course all of the delegates are unbound after the second ballot,” Lorge told Fox News. “This election is going to be very much like the 1920s Warren Harding Republican Convention. General Leonard Wood went in there with 30 percent of the delegates and thought he had it made. Warren Harding went in with 6 percent of the delegates. After ten ballots, Harding had 70 percent.”

Until Mitt Romney secures 1,144 delegates, Gingrich has been clear he will stay in the race. Lorge is of the school of thought that Romney won’t make the cut, and moving forward, there will be a highly contested battle for delegates.

“Newt’s the only candidate that realizes this battlefield is almost done, but the coming battlefield is the convention,” Lorge said. “Like all true leaders, he’s the first one on to that battlefield. He’s going to be focusing on contacting those delegates, particularly the soft delegates, but all the delegates even the alternates.”

Lorge said that in conference calls with the national team there has been discussion about the possibility of consolidating Santorum and Gingrich delegates at the Republican National Convention in order to overcome Romney’s delegate math.

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The Daily Caller

had an article on the speculation of a Romney/Santorum ticket the other day. That would help put an end to this race especially when Santorum wakes up and realizes he will never be POTUS but a VP spot could help him get there someday..

If Newt, Santorum, or Romney cared about this country at all...

Then they would all just drop of the race and get behind Paul.

Good luck with that, Newt.

I'm sure you'll persuade plenty of Ron Paul delegates to support you instead, lol!

New Hampshire and Ecuador.

Oh no !! I just ate,and now I feel sick

Just the thought of it,uuuggg.

BARF..

I hear ya!