Newt Gingrich

Hannity on Trump VP: 'I wouldn't be happy with anyone but Newt'

Nick Gass, Politico

For Sean Hannity, the question of who would be best suited to join Donald Trump on the Republican ticket is clear-cut: It's Newt Gingrich. Appearing on Hannity's eponymous Fox News Channel program Monday night, the former speaker of the House heard a cascade of effusive praise and reasoning as to why he would be best positioned to take on the role of Trump's No. 2.

Gingrich: I'm being vetted for Trump's vice president

Anna Giaritelli, Washington Examiner

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich admitted Thursday night that he is being vetted as a possible running mate for GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump and that he expects the announcement next Thursday or Friday.

Gingrich, Christie top Trump’s VP list: report

Mark Hensch, The Hill

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich leads the race to become Donald Trump’s running mate, according to a new report. Gov. Chris Christie ranks a close second on the billionaire’s vice presidential shortlist, The Washington Post reported Thursday, corroborating several other reports this week that the New Jersey governor is in the running.

GOP insiders: Trump should pick Newt for vice president

Steven Shepard, Politico

Donald Trump has one month to pick a running mate, and Republican swing-state insiders are deeply divided over who he should choose. Gingrich, who left the House after the 1998 midterm elections and unsuccessfully sought the GOP presidential nomination four years ago, emerged as the narrow favorite.

My Conservative Dark Horse GOP VP Nominee: Rick Santorum

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Rick Santorum would, as no other candidate except Ted Cruz, help Trump complete the circle necessary to build a winning populist – conservative coalition by bringing culturally conservative pro-lifers into the fold. He knows Washington and Capitol Hill and certainly after his strong run in 2012 and his leadership in the Senate “could be viewed as somebody who could be president."

Part 4: Is There A Conservative Dark Horse On Trump’s VP Short List?

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
An examination of the pros and cons, strengths and weaknesses of the most obvious conservative prospects for Vice President left me wondering if there isn’t someone else – a true dark horse – whom Donald Trump ought to consider as part of his short list of prospective nominees for Vice President.

Part 3: Is There A Conservative Dark Horse On Trump’s VP Short List?

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
When we review the GOP VP prospects from the middle of the poll field Jim Jordan certainly stands out as a consistent conservative who lends credibility with movement conservatives to the Trump coalition, as one who adds to Trump’s brand in the must win state of Ohio and who has the legislative experience necessary to help Trump sell his program on Capitol Hill.

Part 2: Is There A Conservative Dark Horse On Trump’s VP Short List?

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Last week I asked CHQ readers if there was a conservative dark horse on Donald Trump’s VP short list, and I suggested eleven names of solid conservatives who seemed to fill Trump’s criteria -- so now it’s time to take a look at the list.

Does Trump’s VP Short List Include A Conservative Dark Horse?

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
The choice Donald Trump makes for Vice President will make – or break – the deal he needs to conclude with conservatives to cement a winning populist – conservative coalition. What Trump has said is indicative of his background as a CEO in this new age of creative disruption; he "wants a vice president who knows Washington, is able to deal with the Congress and could be viewed as somebody who could be president." In other words, a working VP who, with a Republican majority in Congress, bridges the full spectrum of right-of-center Washington.

The Case for Vice President Newt Gingrich

Jeffrey Lord, The American Spectator

The qualifications for Trump's version of the job of Vice President: The political route. A helper to be the President’s man on Capitol Hill, helping him get things passed. Somebody who’s been “been friends with the senators and the congressman and all.” And whose a fighter. Who fits that description better than Newt Gingrich?

Newt Gingrich responds to VP question

Sara Gonzales, RedState

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told Chris Wallace Sunday morning that if he was asked to be Trump’s running mate, he would have to sit down and talk with Donald Trump before saying “yes.”  But he also added that he “would be hard pressed not to say yes,” he just wasn’t sure if he wanted to take on the challenge.

Newt Gingrich endorses Trump

Anna Giaritelli, Washington Examiner

The showing of support for the presumptive GOP presidential nominee comes in the midst of Trump's stalemate with current Speaker Paul Ryan, who said last week he was not ready to back him.

Gingrich: ‘Trump May Turn Out To Be The Most Effective Anti-Left Leader In Our Lifetime’

Steve Guest, Daily Caller

Appearing on Fox News’s “Hannity” on Tuesday, Gingrich said that “if you are not for Donald Trump, you functionally are for Hillary Clinton and she is going to create the most radical Supreme Court, take away your right to bear arms, eliminate your religious liberty, and move this country dramatically to the left.”

Newt: Trump a 'rookie quarterback in the Super Bowl'

Jesse Byrnes, The Hill

“He’s done a lot of things right, but he is also is a little bit like a rookie quarterback in the Super Bowl. This is the big leagues. It gets much tougher the longer it goes on and he's going to have to improve his game if he’s gonna win in the end," Gingrich said.

Conservative Leader Brent Bozell Joins Right on Crime Movement

Bozell signed-on with more than 60 conservative leaders in endorsing Right on Crime, a national campaign of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, in partnership with the American Conservative Union Foundation and Justice Fellowship that supports fighting crime, prioritizing victims, and protecting taxpayers.


Jeffery Lord, The American Spectator

For a vivid illustration of the difference between the elitist, haughty thinking of the American Ruling Class (as unerringly described in Angelo Codevilla’s The Ruling Class) and those who, like Newt, have not lost their ability to connect with (Codevilla again) the “Country Class” — i.e., the American people — the interview is priceless. 

Gingrich 'Can't Quite Imagine' Returning as Speaker

Susan Jones, CNS News

Gingrich said the fact that three of the leading Republican presidential candidates "are all outsiders" is something for both House Republicans and Senate Republicans to consider:  "You can see where the country is saying, 'You guys got to change what you're doing.'"

Newt: We Are Losing The War With Radical Islamists

At Steve King's Iowa Freedom Summit Gingrich pulled no punches and compared the threat posed by militant Islam to the threat the world faced from the Nazis before World War II and by the former Soviet Union after the war.

Sarah Palin to Return to Iowa for Summit

Linh Ta, Des Moines Register

Sarah Palin will take part in the conservative Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines on Jan. 24, hosted by Citizens United and Rep. Steve King. Other featured guests include Ben Carson, Newt Gingrich, Senator Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, & Sen. Rick Santorum.

Gingrich Wants to Block O's Exec. Actions

Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner

Gingrich said on Twitter that Obama's move to stop deportations is a step toward dictatorship.