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Gingrich's private ventures are going bankrupt

When he entered the race for the Republican presidential nomination in May 2011, Newt Gingrich was the prosperous head of a small empire commonly known as Newt Inc, which included both for-profit consultancies and nonprofit foundations. Altogether, these entwined ventures pulled in more than $110 million over the past decade. Now the vestiges of this empire are mired in debt, as is Gingrich's campaign fund.


Insight: Super PACS: Follow the money - if you can

December 2011 was a busy month for supporters of presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. The former speaker of the House had surged ahead of his Republican rivals in several polls. Suddenly he was being barraged by negative TV ads produced by Restore Our Future, a Super PAC for rival candidate Mitt Romney.

Senh: Super PACs, with their unlimited contributions, pretty much make individual contributions, with their limited amounts, negligible.


Newt Gingrich ends 'truly wild ride' of a presidential campaign

Newt Gingrich Ends Campaign

Newt Gingrich brought his presidential campaign to an anticlimactic close Wednesday before several dozen family members, aides and supporters at a suburban Washington hotel.


Gingrich thanks supporters ahead of quitting race

Newt Gingrich Ends Campaign

Newt Gingrich is thanking his supporters in a new video posted a day before he formally ends his bid for the GOP presidential nomination.


Santorum wants promises from Romney before backing

Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum wants to ensure the GOP's policy platform represents conservatives' interests. Newt Gingrich wants help retiring his campaign debt and repairing his reputation.


He's got billions, but no candidate

For months now, his name has gone hand-in-hand with that of Newt Gingrich. But as the former House speaker prepares to leave the Republican nomination race next week, Sheldon Adelson has to decide what political causes -- and which candidates -- to support.


Texas Gov. Rick Perry throws his support to Mitt Romney

Texas Gov. Rick Perry tonight has endorsed Mitt Romney for president. Perry threw his support to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich when he dropped out. Now, Gingrich is poised to quit.


Gingrich to leave campaign, but not the national spotlight

Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich will suspend his campaign next week, ending his pursuit of the presidency, but almost certainly not his life in the national spotlight. NBC News learned that Gingrich will suspend his campaign on May 1, and may well endorse Mitt Romney, his nemesis throughout the primary season. But if one thing seems unassailably true about the end of Newt Gingrich's bid for the presidency, it's that we haven't seen the end of Newt Gingrich.


Gingrich hints he may drop from race

Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich hinted he may withdraw from the presidential race if he has a poor showing in the Delaware primary Tuesday – a state where he has been actively campaigning for several weeks. "I think we need to take a deep look at what we are doing," Gingrich told NBC News in an exclusive interview on Monday. "We will be in North Carolina tomorrow night and we will look and see what the results are."


Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich Make Last-Ditch Effort to Hold Off Mitt Romney

Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul

After a three-week lull, the Republican presidential primaries resume on Tuesday when five Northeastern states -- Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island -- have their say.


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